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Similar threads xenforo 2

Similar threads xenforo 2 6.7

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Compatible XF 2.x versions
  1. 2.0
  2. 2.1
  3. 2.2
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)



(Example of Options page)



(Example of User group permissions)



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 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 similar threads:

Uncheck option

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

Delete widget

Admin control panel -> Appearance -> Widgets -> Similar threads

Creating optional widget:

This widget is used to display a similar threads block in the thread view sidebar.
  1. Admin Control Panel -> Appearance -> Widgets
  2. Widget definition = Similar threads
  3. Widget key = similar_threads
  4. Title = (leave blank)
  5. Display in positions = Thread view: Sidebar
  6. Click Save.
(Example of Similar threads widget)



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.

Q: How do I disable the XenForo similar threads?
A: Navigate here and uncheck:

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