Re: Create a new block from .php files
Zuker at the moment I still don't have the time to create such a tutorial for Icy Phoenix.
Should be easiest for you to duplicate index.php or index_empty.php and add there the code needed for you.
It is not suitable creating big blocks, it should be better to add blocks to forum page in this case...
For the moment I can just state that you need to specify the global vars to be able to use them.
When I have some free time I'll try to create a block for the forum.
P.S.: you can have a look to ajax_chat block to see what I've done to include that page in a block.