We are creating a custom theme and have been trying to activate “hot tags” like those being used on wordpress.org/forums and other boards. I’ve searched around the board and found threads that are pretty dated and the code isnt working. BBPress has probably moved past most of the old suggestions.
What do I need to do to add the tag heat map to an area on my custom theme on mysite.com/discuss?
I would probably start by finding a good heat map plugin which creates a widget for output. I would then modify the plugin to use topic_tags instead of post_tags. Then it would be a matter of placing the widget into a sidebar and your good to go.
*I am not currently aware of a heat map for bbpress, but modifying one for blog post topics should be just a matter of changing a few lines of code.