Re: Plugin: Recent Posts (kinda like the “edit comments” in WP)
Actually, I just realized there is a cheat way to do zero extra mysql queries and link to the profile.
<td class="num"><a href="/forums/profile.php?id=<? echo $topic->topic_last_poster; ?>"><?php topic_last_poster(); ?></a></td>
untested but should work in theory
This will just use the stored last posted id # instead of forcing bbpress to lookup all their meta data and profile link in the database.
If your forum uses permalinks, it will just rewrite the url on display.