Clearing CGridView filters and sort orders from the web pages, is usefull for the end user. Yii does not seem to propose a standard method. Furthermore, this is especially usefull when filters are "remembered" in the user's session.
When using themes you want to changes some of the translations specifically to the theme while keeping the standard translations for most of the text.
Duplicating the main translation file is a headache for maintainance.
This how to provides a solution.
To secure your database from inconsistencies resulting from failing (complex) operations, you (should) use transactions.
However, complex methods often rely on other complex methods that themselves build on transactions.
This HowTo presents a method to nest or embed transactions without relying on the database's nesting capabilities.
The problem is not new: after setting some filters in a grid (typically in admin view), and gone to another page, returning in the grid's page I would like to find the filters with previous setting mantained.