Re: Change Profile information
I think a plugin IS the easiest way to do it without having to resort to modifying core files, which is generally a bad idea. You lose your changes when you upgrade bbPress.
I think you’ve found the best information about the profile already by browsing the source. There is no official documentation that I know of, but browsing the source is good, and there is at a start of an additional source:
I wish I knew more about plugins to help you with this, but I don’t. I’m sure someone else will come along and explain how to do this easily. There is another current thread about modifying the profile information, so learning how to do it would help in both places. I’m pretty sure the answer is to do it with a plugin rather than modifying core files.
We’re writing our own history here :-b)