We can load Joomla framework in external file via http://docs.joomla.org/Framework_Compatibility

// Define JRequest::clean to protect our variables!
define('_JREQUEST_NO_CLEAN', 1); 

// basic to make J! happy
define('_JEXEC', 1); //make j! happy
define('JPATH_BASE', dirname(__FILE__));

// Load up the standard stuff for testing
require_once JPATH_BASE.DS.'includes'.DS.'defines.php';
require_once JPATH_BASE.DS.'includes'.DS.'framework.php';

but is there a way to include the default frontend template ?

Someone has already suggested this but it does not work http://westernstudios.net/tutorials/page/joomla-load-template-in-external-file

Any help is appreciated!

define( '_JEXEC', 1 );
require_once ( JPATH_BASE .DS.'includes'.DS.'defines.php' );
require_once ( JPATH_BASE .DS.'includes'.DS.'framework.php' );

$mainframe              = JFactory::getApplication('site');
$config                 = JFactory::getConfig();
$config->set('live_site','http://localhost/test/');// for js and css links
echo $mainframe;

ok this one works

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  • Ahh you were referring to the API, nott he framework. Wasn't aware :) – Lodder Oct 16 '14 at 17:18
  • yes , API in external file – Dan Oct 16 '14 at 17:27

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