If you are not already reading this there then if you visit http://matc-online.co.uk/ you will see that the site is running Moodle but there is a WordPress Blog contained on the front page.
The post explains why and how…
Firstly WordPress is just very good for blogging. Yes you can blog within Moodle but I would like to use the a mobile app and/or desktop apps to write posts and WordPress has these already built.
For this to work there is an instance of WordPress contained within a sub-directory of Moodle, visit http://matc-online.co.uk/wordpress to just see the Blog without Moodle.
In theory to have WordPress in another site you just need to include the following code
define('WP_USE_THEMES', false); require('./wordpress/wp-load.php'); query_posts('showposts=3');
followed by the standard WordPress Loop
if(have_posts()) : while(have_posts()) : the_post(); ...display post... endwhile;
Under normal circumstances that would work but Moodle and WordPress both use functions with the same name and in PHP you cannot redeclare a function. I could change some of the core code for either to fix this but this would break everytime either is updated
To get this to work without changing any core code I created a page outside of Moodle to fetch the postsusing the previously described code. Then in my theme modified the /layout/frontpage.php to include the output from that page.
To finish off insert the css from the WordPress theme in the frontpage head section just before