I have had to do this a couple of times now so I figured I would share it with the community. I am going to keep this short because I really hope that you are familiar with jQueryUI's Sortable class before starting this tutorial.
Sometimes it would be nice if we could run yiic from an action, for example a migrate database button in our admin panel.
Or because you are on a host which doesn't have shell access.
Or maybe you are not allowed run popen or exec.
It seems many people is trying to make Wordpress and Yii work together. I got stuck with the same problem, but now I think I have achieved doing it, after a lot of hard thinking and many work hours spent.
Please consider the following
Dear software engineers imagine I have a simple ISA hierarchy: parent A with
children B and C.
So let's say we have the corresponding tables named "a", "b", "c" and (created
with the help of the gii model creator) the classes A, B, C
The following is a screenshot from MySQL workbench: