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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 during thread creation)


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(Example of Similar threads shown in 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 Enhanced search.
  • All phrases start with similarthreads_ for your convenience.
Installation:
  1. Download Andy-SimilarThreads-5.8.zip and unzip it.
  2. Copy the src/addons/Andy/SimilarThreads directory to your server.
  3. From the Admin Control Panel Install the add-on.
User group permissions:

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

Registered
Unregistered / Unconfirmed

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)

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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, which version of Elasticsearch and Enhanced search will I need?
A: You will need Elasticsearch 6 or newer and Enhanced search 2 or newer.
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