Re: localhost installs
davetropeano’s fix worked, although I had to dig a little to find out exactly what he was referring to.
You dont want to create a field but rather a row in the “bb_topicmeta” table.
I was able to check a working bbpress installation on Linux to verify the setting. I noticed that the bb_active_theme was set to use the full server path to the template folder. The below did the trick for me.
meta_id = next available number
topic_id = 0
meta_key = bb_active_theme
meta_value = /bbpress-path/bb-templates/theme-to-use/
Save that, cross your fingers and refresh your forum.