This Drupal module attempts to provide context for content items by displaying a block with links to other similar content. Similarity is based on the taxonomy terms assigned to content. Blocks are available based on similarity within each of the defined vocabularies for a site as well as a block for similarity within all vocabularies.
What does this really mean? How should you use this module?
1) Create a freetagging vocabulary called "Tags" assigned to the content types on which you'd like to display the "Similar" block.
2) Enable the block called "Similar entries from the Tags vocabulary".
3) Add keyword tags to the content.
Now when you go to the page for a tagged content item, a block will show up displaying other content in descending order of common tags (terms).
You may be interested in comparison shopping: Comparison of Similar / Relevant by term block modules..
Similar By Terms 1 vs. 2
The 1.x versions of Similar By Terms include a manually coded block that you may enable to display similar content when nodes are viewed. The 2.x version of the module switches the approach to a VIews-based approach and may be configured for more flexibility.
As with all contributed modules, when considering submitting an issue:
- Clear the Similar by Terms Cache.
- Read the documentation (two or three times is better).
- Review the existing issues list. (Don't forget to select "<all>" for the "Status" field.)
- Gather all the appropriate information. This may include (but is not limited to):
- Drupal version.
- Browser type and version.
- Database type and version.
- Error messages, if any.
- Module settings.
The module was originally created by Jeff Robbins and sponsored by Lullabot.