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.
The popular CListView and CGridView widgets each take a data provider and iterate over each data object produced, calling the user's code to render each row one at a time, and most are familiar with the use of the $data variable to represent the current model object or array.
If you show a model (with a lot of attributes) partially in a CGridView, it can be helpful when the user can take a quick look at the full record with all attributes without displaying the view
as a page and afterwards returning back to the gridview.
Here is a step by step To-Do list for Yii beginners. The list is an advice of what tutorials and documentation you can walk through to get a full understanding of the Yii Framework. These can be a help to learn Yii.
These features provide endless possibilities and unbelievable flexibility, but as current documentation does not give more than a few examples, it might be difficult to fully understand their internals and requirements.