Sweet plugin! Just what I was looking for actually. A few things though...
// Split Lead topic from Replies in BBpress add_filter( 'bbp_show_lead_topic', '__return_true');
in BBpress splits the main topic from the replies. It also classifies the lead topic as a different post type. The first post in this scenario is called 'topic', all remaining posts on that thread are dubbed 'reply'. Because it is a different post type, this plugin does not accommodate that format, as it is coded to work with replies only. Meaning, the like button will not appear on the lead topic.
Also, does anyone have any idea what function to call in a standard wordpress array to display a list of the most liked posts in descending order?
'orderby' => 'liked_post_count',
a shot but it doesn't work, I tried several others, but I'm hoping the developer can help me out a bit here.