A lot of people have written posts on integrating Yii and WordPress. This article combines goncin's approach with an article I read about integrating Symfony and WordPress and applies it all to Yii and WordPress.
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.
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.
Well I finally had some time and tinkered a bit with the notion of integrating wordpress and Yii. Now for me I wanted to use Yii as a framework to develop wordpress plugins. Using some tips from imasia Article I was able to do a simple integration of yii as a wordpress plugin. The integration was very basic and i just used yii with its default installation site. I don;t know how it will really react with CRUD application as yet but it was fairly easy to integrate after reading the article...