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Ali Raza

AndyB Similar threads 6.0

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Compatible XF Versions 2.x
2.0, 2.1
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)

proxy.php?image=https%3A%2F%2Fxenforo.com%2Fcommunity%2Fattachments%2Fpic001-jpg.161355%2F&hash=94fb0023dfc7285c5fcd45463dc313a4


(Example of Similar threads shown in thread view)

proxy.php?image=https%3A%2F%2Fxenforo.com%2Fcommunity%2Fattachments%2Fpic002-jpg.161356%2F&hash=30acb23f9dbb1ac3aa4b5d8ba4e843b1


(Example of Options page)

proxy.php?image=https%3A%2F%2Fxenforo.com%2Fcommunity%2Fattachments%2Fpic003-jpg.166944%2F&hash=7c42ad12cab907cd6a19b5a6600c314b


(Example of User group permissions)

proxy.php?image=https%3A%2F%2Fxenforo.com%2Fcommunity%2Fattachments%2Fpic004-jpg.157064%2F&hash=5c7ac6fc7bb8f81afa9b7faf88d9e4e1


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-4.1.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 "Allow" for the following two user groups:

Unregistered / Unconfirmed
Registered

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)
proxy.php?image=https%3A%2F%2Fxenforo.com%2Fcommunity%2Fattachments%2Fpic005-jpg.161357%2F&hash=9bc8a93d91e1187279958dfa1c053988


Enhanced search:

To enable Enhanced search, select in the Options page. Make sure you have ElasticSearch 6.x installed on your server.

Enhanced search gives better similar thread results because it uses 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 6.0.0 (or newer) and Enhanced search 1.1.7 (or newer).
Author
Ali Raza
Downloads
116
Views
1,042
First release
Last update
Rating
4.80 star(s) 5 ratings

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Latest updates

  1. See description

    Similar threads v6.0 changes: Added bottom margin to similar threads block. Also updated PHP...
  2. Similar threads v5.9 changes:

    Added additional code to prevent server error logs during times when elasticsearch is not available.
  3. See description

    Similar threads v5.8 changes: Added additional CSS to the andy_similarthreads.less template...
  4. See description

    Similar threads v5.7 changes: Removed auto close function. Similar threads now remain displayed...
  5. See description

    Similar threads v5.6 changes: Similar threads in responsive now shows just the thread titles.

Latest reviews

Shelley
Very good add-on! Its really well designed and worth every single cent.
D
Thanks Xenforo.PK Family Allways
S
thank you wery good
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