What would be the best way to structure my website

I am designing the archtecture of a website that I have to roll out to a large number of users.
I have to use contribute to manage the pages on my site with the exception of a blog that already exists.
I want to also use a wordpress for giving dynamically managed news content.
I am thinking of using millionic menu to standardise the menu system accross my website so that the menu items on every page come from one place. see attached images for what I am think regarding how this will all fit together.

My question what would be the best way to include my blog installation and news installation within the website so it is seamlessly linked.
I have been thinking about a php using iframe but is there a better way to do this?
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funkimunkyAsked:
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Ray PaseurCommented:
Not knowing what your constraints are, I'm not sure this is useful information, but I will throw it out there.  Wordpress can have both "blog" stuff and static pages.  It has a lot of add-on modules and might be sufficient for all  your web site needs.  It's worth looking into this a little more because if you can use a single platform like WP (or Joomla or Drupal) you will make your life a LOT easier.

I would stay away from iframes if possible.  They get a bad reputation from their use as a method of hiding attack code.

Best of luck with it, ~Ray
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funkimunkyAuthor Commented:
unfortunately I have to use contribute. I would love to just do it all with a cms'd wordpress but if I use wordpress a little maybe I can push the clients towards a little a time
Is there a way to import content using php without using iframes?
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Ray PaseurCommented:
You can just echo the information directly into the page.  So long as a page is parsed by PHP, you can use include() to bring in other components, too.
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funkimunkyAuthor Commented:
I'll look into this echoing into the page cheers for your advice
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Ray PaseurCommented:
Thanks for the points - it's a good question.  I used contribute once briefly, but since I was the only user, I eventually abandoned it in favor of a direct approach to the code and content.

best of luck, ~Ray
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