I searched for this and didn’t find anything, but by scrounging through the code I found the necessary functions to make it work. I long for the day when the tags/functions in bbpress are documented like they are in WP.
At any rate, I don’t really care for the “Title” line under a post author’s name, and I wanted to replace it with a simple link to the post author’s profile instead. The code I used was:
From doing a quick search in Dreamweaver for bb_option, I found several different parameters that can be passed to the bb_option() function, as listed below:
I’m sure there are more, but I don’t know what they would be. Also, for this specific application you could just hard-code in your site’s uri, and the only dynamic portion would be the number tacked onto the end. But, since code is poetry, the bb_option() method seemed much more poetic to me.
As for the get_post_author_id() function, I think I just scrounged around in other files (including plugins) until I found one that looked like it would work. And it does.