Bravo, for the changes, forum-wide and for extensions store.
What I am seeing right now for selected word pairs, triplets, and tetrads that are reasonably posed for three purposes (topic, forums, store) is that the results are Booleanesque enough for phrases first, permutations second, combinations third. For these word choices, and for having no intention of wading through a ream of pages of datadump.
Starting with the Search button and using only the simplest forum-only box, these stay in the house forums. Where there is only one usual way of using the words together, the returns show them as asked as usually used. Where there are two usual ways, the returns show both ways, as asked first, then the other way round. Probably frequencies of encounter by engine govern priority and mix, relative to usages. Unavailable topics probably lead nowhere in-house, not even to ads, as where "Your search - "unkyglot umpl" site:forum.opencart.com - did not match any documents." It did not even dream up any ads "for" that.
Widening into wherever web-wide might lead, starting with the first "outside" results page, these look apparently everywhere but the datadumps start with the house forums. Returns are as above, but the first dozens of them are restricted to the house forums. Rare topics would probably show those first, before outside forums and other sources. It did dream up two ads "for" the terms, but only those two "Ads related to 'unkyglot umpl' + opencart."
"customer group" + opencart
"group customer" + opencart
"user group" + opencart
"group user" + opencart
Continuing into wherever web-wide might lead, starting with the first or last "outside" results page, these look apparently everywhere but the datadumps start with the house extensions store. Returns are as above, but the first dozens of them are restricted to the house extension store. Probably rare or unavailable extensions would routinely display that, as where web-wide "Your search - "unkyglot umpl" + opencart + extensions - did not match any documents." It did not lop the first phrase and give everything with the other two -- it gave no forum, no store. Here, again, it did dream up three ads "for" the terms, but only those three "Ads related to 'unkyglot umpl' + opencart + extensions" appeared -- apparently odesk and nexternal each paid more than did bigcommerce in order to make both prior and present web-wide searches for the non-tropic.
"customer group" + opencart + extensions
"group customer" + opencart + extensions
"user group" + opencart + extensions
"group user" + opencart + extensions
Qphoria's recent efforts above can probably be turned expediently from the house forums and house store back upon need for something workably similar in OC versions, as where at http://forum.opencart.com/viewtopic.php ... 40#p392644
some time ago I closed with this:
(4) For the sake of development, as well as for the sake of localized code modification, some attention to singulars and plurals as well as to Boolean expectations that most store visitors will have at least dimly in mind would seem appropriate. Granted, OC itself is not intended to be a premium search engine in its own right even internally, but that part of its core doesn't seem to warrant the foregoing several months of virtual silence in this or any similar thread, when the problem isn't dead even in Qphoria's store.