AndyB Similar threads

xF2 Add-on AndyB Similar threads 8.5

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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)

(Example of Similar threads shown in thread view)

(Example of Options page)


(Example of User group permissions)

  • 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:
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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Latest updates

  1. See description

    Similar threads v8.5 changes: Compatible XF 2.x versions 2.3
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    Similar threads v8.4 changes: Fix issue relating to quick threads when not on the first page of...
  3. See description

    Similar threads v8.3 changes: Now honors "View threads by others" permission.

Latest reviews

Perfect addon.
Teşekkürler çok güzel bir paylaşım.
Just what I was looking for!
ty so cool
Thank you!
Great module
If you aren't using this, you're doing your users a huge disservice IMO. This helps my users quickly find similar content that they want to add upon. It improves posting, especially on busier communities.