I have an external webpage and I'm trying to pull the site header block from the Magento framework to use as a header in this external page. This is what I have so far:
// initialize Magento $rootPath = dirname(dirname(__FILE__)); $mageInc = $rootPath . "/app/Mage.php"; include_once $mageInc; Mage::app('admin')->setCurrentStore(0); $headerBlock = Mage::app()->getLayout()->createBlock('page/html_header'); //also tried //$headerBlock = Mage::app()->getLayout()->createBlock('page/html_header', 'header');
Execution stops there, however, and I get no error messages. My goal is to pull block
Mage_Page_Block_Html_Header, which I think I can use to load
<block type="page/html_header" name="header" as="header"> and all its contents from the page.xml layout file. That XML tag is wrapped inside
<default translate="label" module="page"> <block type="page/html" name="root" output="toHtml" template="page/1column.phtml">
tags, so maybe I need to specify that somehow? I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong and where to go from here.