[AndyB] Similar threads

Free XF2 Add-ons [AndyB] Similar threads 8.2
Shows a list of similar threads when a user is creating or viewing a thread.

Compatible XF versions
2.2
Premium upgrade:

This XF2 add-on along with the entire collection can be purchased for $35.00 USD. Your Premium upgrade will allow you to download as many XF2 add-ons as you like for one year.

Description:

Shows a list of similar threads when a user is creating or viewing a thread.

The Similar threads add-on will do the following:
  • Show a list of similar threads when a user is creating a new thread.
  • Show a list of similar threads when a user is viewing a thread.
(Example of Similar threads shown in thread view)

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(Example of similar threads in post thread view)

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(Example of options page)

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(Example of user group permissions)

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Features:
  • Forum view permissions honored. If a member doesn't have permission to view certain forums, similar threads will not be shown from those forums.
  • Supports standard search or enhanced search.
  • All phrases start with similarthreads_ for your convenience.
User group permissions:

Normally you will want to set "Yes" for the following two user groups:

Registered
Unregistered / Unconfirmed

Disabling XenForo enhanced search:

Uncheck options

Admin control panel -> Setup Enhanced search -> Enable similar threads widget

Admin control panel -> Setup Enhanced search -> Search for similar threads when users are creating new threads

Enabling Similar threads enhanced search:

To enable Enhanced search, select in the Options page. Enhanced search gives better similar thread results because it can use stemming.

Question and answers:

Q: Do I ever have to rebuild the search or thread indexes to use this add-on?
A: No.

Q: Are thread titles and posts searched?
A: Only thread titles are searched.

Q: Is the "View threads by others" set to No or Never honored?
A: No. You will need to exclude those forums in the options page.

Q: In order to use Enhanced search option, do I need to install XenForo Enhanced search?
A: Yes.
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