I recently had to have a checkbox column in my grid view that supported the 'disabled' attribute. This was easy enough to do by extending the CCheckBoxColumn. However, I also wanted the checkbox to be selected when clicking on the table's row (supported via CGridView's selectableRows option). I discovered I had to tweak yiigridview.js so that it would not select disabled rows when clicking on it or on the 'select all' checkbox.
I needed British (dd/mm/yyyy) formatted dates throughout my application but found it very difficult to find examples of how to do this - until I found this excellent forum post http://www.yiiframework.com/forum/index.php?/topic/3649-dealing-with-i18n-date-formats/
CButtonColumn in CGridView can be customised to include user built buttons. To learn a great deal about including custom buttons, read this excellent wiki.
This tutorial will show how to call an action from one custom button using AJAX instead of regular GET calls.
This article is based on fr0d0z's article Integrating Wordpress and Yii: still another approach, using Yii as the router/controller and provides more details on how to set up this integration.To be more specific,the idea is not to use any main.php layout in Yii's controllers.This gives the advantage that we do not need to modify any Yii code when we switch a theme in WordPress admin panel,provided we have done a very basic setup which I explain below.