Description: This MOD will display a list of similar/related topics at the bottom of your threads, based on finding the most relevant Topic Titles.
This is based on the Precise Similar Topics MOD by Xabi, which uses a precise and light SQL query to find similar topics. I have taken Xabi's MOD concept, cleaned it up a bit more, gave it a nice looking results layout and packaged it in a proper phpBB MOD format. I have also created an ACP Admin settings page where you can adjust some of its settings to suit your forum's needs.
MOD Download: Precise Similar Topics 1.1.2
MOD Repository: http://github.com/VSEphpbb/precise-similar-topics-II
Credits: To the best of my knowledge, this MOD was originally written by tas2580 (aka Tobi at phpbb-seo.de) as 'Similar Topics'. It was then modified by Xabi into 'Precise Similar Topics' offering a lighter and more precise query. There are also some tweaks inspired by stokerpiller's changes to Xabi's code as well.
- Uses a precise and light query to search Topic Titles in your forum and return a list of the most similar/relevant matches at the bottom of your threads
- Similar topics will be sorted in order of decreasing relevance.
- You can adjust how many Similar Topics to display
- You can adjust the age of topics to search (ie: search for topics from the past year only)
- You can enable or disable the display of similar topics for each forum
- You can block individual forums from being searched for similar topics
- You can define which forums can share similar topics with other forums
- You can allow similar topic results to use the cache
- Permissions settings for users & groups allow you to set who can view similar topics
- Multi-lingual support for ignore-words
- Forum read-access permissions are respected
- Attractive Prosilver and Subsilver2 layouts
- Very easy to install (only 3 tiny file edits)!
- AutoMOD and UMIL compatible
- Requires MySQL 4.0.1 or later.
- Similar topic searches are not case sensitive
- Short words (less than 4 letters) are ignored
- Stopwords are ignored (the, and, some, etc.) full list of stopwords
- If a word is present in more than 50% of all topic titles, it is too common and is treated as a stopword and is ignored.
ACP Admin Page: