Integrating the Blog in Silverstripe (which indeed would have made things simpler) was not an option at the time. The usage of loads of WordPress plugins would’ve made a rewrite a major task, which was out of the budget.
The blog was integrated in the same page layout as the rest of the website. So ideally it would at least share the same Templates for header, footer etc. and would integrate the sites navigation built by Silverstripe.
But how to use the pre-rendered Silverstripe template
.ss files in a WordPress theme?
The following worked fine for me, using Silverstripe 3.0:
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