Show related nodes in a block based on taxonomy terms with Views 3 and Drupal 7

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You want to show a related nodes to the current node in a block using taxonomy terms?

There is an excellent article giving a step-by-step guide for Views 3 and Drupal 7 on http://www.metachunk.com/blog/adding-related-content-view-drupal-7. Really easy and comfortable!

Here’s a modified copy, changes in italic:

  1. Create view (block)
  2. Add fields (title, a small image, date, whatever you like). Or teasers, what works as well.
  3. “Arguments” is from now on called “Contextual filters”, so go there.
  4. Add the filters: “Content: Has taxonomy term ID (with depth)” and “Content: Has taxonomy term ID depth modifier”
  5. Configuration on this filter: → When the filter value is NOT in the URL: → Provide default value → Type: Taxonomy Term ID from URL → under that, check the box “Load default filter from node page, that’s good for related taxonomy blocks.” → now check the boxes of the taxonomies you want involved here
  6. Now you need to add the second filter in order to exclude the current node from the list. Click [+] button of the contextual filters section.
  7. Select Content: Nid
  8. Set the ‘when argument is not present’ to ‘Provide default argument’
  9. Set the ‘Default argument type’ to ‘Content ID from URL
  10. Go to “MORE” , and check the “Exclude” box.
  11. Move the filter “Content: Nid” to the top position.
  12. Add a block to your view and embed the block on your node pages
  13. Save your view