It could be a theme or plugin issue
Deactivate all but bbpress and see if this fixes. if it does, re-enable one at a time to see which is causing the error.
If plugins don’t pinpoint the problem, as a test switch to a default theme such as twentyfifteen, and see if this fixes.
Then come back
I did it and it still doesn’t work
ok, without a link to a live site, not sure I can help further
ok, I can’t see why on a default theme with no other plugins it should not work.
I am currently suspecting wplms is turning it off.
In any event, clicking the freshness profile just goes to the home page, so something is affecting your site.
It is normal that you are redirected to the home page because you are not logged in
no, normal behaviour is to both show the avatar and have a link that is clickable and goes to profile.
you definitely have something affecting this
are you certain that you have tested with a vanilla theme and no other plugins?
There is a setting that allows you to not see the profile if you are not logged in, but that is not the problem, which annoying is that the avatar does not appear in the column freshness.
Yes I have tested with no other plugin
Can you tell me where this setting is? I do not know of one in the base set-up, which makes me suspect you have something else, which may well also be causing the avatar not to display.
If you could answer in terms of go to dashboard>settings etc. that would be helpful.
It is a setting from WPLMS
ok, so ‘are you certain that you have tested with a vanilla theme and no other plugins?’ means without wplms.
I remain fairly sure that the issue is wplms