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Similar Topics Widget 1.1.4


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This plugin will show similar topics to the currently viewed topic in a widget.

The plugin has the following features:

  • Group Permissions.
  • Select forums to display in.
  • Widget title.
  • Select how to match between topics (Based on first post or topic title).
  • Cut-off length for the matching topic (search for how many characters in topic title/first post).
  • Option for cut-off [Cut-off by character or word].
  • How many similar topics to display.
  • Display/hide similar topic 1st post.
  • Option added to exclude words from the matching process.
  • Row display options (Normal view / Similar Tags Plugin view).
  • Option to determine the minimum word length to match.
  • Option to exclude forums from matching their topics.
  • Option to add advertisement before last topic row and decide which groups to see ads.

Edited by A Zayed

What's New in Version 1.1.4   See changelog


  • IPS4.7 Compatibility review

Feel free to PM or email me @ a7madzaied [at] gmail [dot] com

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   5 of 5 members found this review helpful 5 / 5 members

This is a great plugin. I'm using it in conjunction with similar topics based on tags as two separate blocks.  The topics that don't have tags never get a default IPS similar topics block so this fixes that. 

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   4 of 4 members found this review helpful 4 / 4 members

A very, very useful plugin !! Integrating stop words would be great and would improve the plugin even more.

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· Edited by jesuralem

   3 of 3 members found this review helpful 3 / 3 members

The plugin does the job and i am very satisfied with it.

It was broken after 4.4.7 but the problem was easily solved reinstalling the plugin. Thanks to the developer for the quick help on this.

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   3 of 3 members found this review helpful 3 / 3 members

Very cool and well done plugin brings back the feature I had on my vBulletin board by default. Easy installation in 10 seconds. The only time consuming part is adding the exclusion words.

Two suggestions to improve the product. "Block Title" should be added into the IPS phrase system. In the "Neglect Words" part it should be possible to add wildcards because in my language there are hell lot of variations in wording. For example: zusätzlich, zusätzliche, zusätzlichen, zusätzliches, so zusätz* would be cool. Thanks for your great work.

Response from the author:

Many thanks for your nice review...

Your suggestion is added to my to-do list.

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   2 of 4 members found this review helpful 2 / 4 members

Nice plugin, but it doesn't support Elasticsearch.

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   1 of 3 members found this review helpful 1 / 3 members

Doesnt work at all if Elastic Search is used. There was no mention of this and dev hasn't replied to my email about it.

Response from the author:

Sorry for not highlighting that.

I'll release new version supporting ES in the soonest time.

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· Edited by SeNioR-

   1 of 3 members found this review helpful 1 / 3 members

Great plugin but not work on 4.4.7, need update

Response from the author:

Hello, Just posted a new version, please check

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