<?php topic_author(); ?> in your template at the place where do you want the Author name to appear.
I want rows and description, like in the original theme. Where it says “Last poster” – I want “Author” to appear just like that, next to it. In other words, create an entire new column.
you have to open two files from your BBpress template:
look for the lines:
<th><?php _e(‘Topic’); ?> — <?php bb_new_topic_link(); ?></th>
<th><?php _e(‘Posts’); ?></th>
<th> is the titles so you will most likely put “<th><?php _e(‘Author’); ?></th>” showing Author as the title. Just remember what order you put it on if you put it third then you need to put it third on teh enxt step.
<td class=”num”><?php topic_posts(); ?></td>
The class might be different but <?php topic_posts(); ?> is the same
so you put third:
<td class=”num”><?php topic_author(); ?></td>