A WordPress plugin that integrates CodeIgniter
Why a CodeIgniter/Wordpress integration plugin?
I (along with many others) like CodeIgniter for it's features such as ActiveRecord and MVC disciplines, plus I have a ton of cool libs and stuff in CodeIgniter that I would like to use in the WordPress environment
I'm getting tired of building custom user, login, and session management systems for CodeIgniter. WordPress has them already.
I'm getting tired of building custom look and feel and templates for CodeIgniter, WordPress already is that, and has thousands of themes available.
I'm getting tired of building custom feature X for CodeIgniter, when it may already exist in WordPress either natively or as a plugin.
Why did I create this plugin, even though some others already exist? Because I wanted to:
easily integrate CodeIgniter without invading its core very much, or optionally, not at all.
show CodeIgniter output in a page, preserving all WordPress menu structure, template structure etc.
not require template editing, so that templates can be easily swapped out and the CodeIgniter itegration still work.
allow customizing of the CodeIgniter APPPATH and BASEPATH variables, so that the system and application folders can be put somewhere outside the plugins folder (or docroot altogether for that matter)
handle segmented urls in CodeIgniter fashion, including paths that aren't valid in WordPress (i.e. via WordPress 404 hooks), and dispatch to appropriate CodeIgniter controller functions.