[wp-hackers] How to load a sidebar/footer from non-WordPress environment

Philip Walton philip at philipwalton.com
Fri Apr 1 03:49:37 UTC 2011

Otto, I haven't tried that so I can't confirm, but that sounds like it 
would almost certainly cause problems. Both Yii and WordPress use 
htaccess rewrite rules, both use a custom URL structure, and I believe 
both use cookies/sessions. It just seems like that would get real messy, 
real fast.

And what about a situation where the other pages aren't being built with 
PHP? I've had similar issues when building applications with a coworker 
who uses WebObjects (Java).

Is this not something anyone here has really had to deal with? It seems 
to me like it would come up frequently.

On 3/31/11 7:57 PM, Otto wrote:
> Make a page template and include the Yii base code in that. Then use that
> page template on a WP page.
> -Otto
> On Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 7:51 PM, Philip Walton<philip at philipwalton.com>wrote:
>> I'm building a site for a client that is primarily in WordPress but
>> contains a donation section built with the PHP framework Yii.
>> Visually, when a user is on the donation page(s), I'd like to still show
>> the sidebar and footer from the main WordPress blog to maintain consistency.
>> But, obviously, I can't simply include those php files or call get_sidebar()
>> from another application.
>> I know there are several ways to accomplish what I'm wanting: I could use
>> ajax, e.g. $.load(), or create a page template and file($url), but I'm
>> looking for a better (and faster) way. I'm wondering if other folks have
>> encountered this issue, and what they have done.
>> If no good solutions exist, I might just write a plugin that caches theme
>> parts periodically or after certain updates are made.
>> Any advice?
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