Authenticate WordPress users in Laravel (or any other PHP framework)

Laravel
WordPress
WordPress provides a popular and easy-to-use backend, but if you're like me, you'd rather use something else for the frontend (instead of their ugly codebase). This article will show how easy it is to authenticate users against a WordPress database from an external PHP script.
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Building AJAX web applications with Laravel 5, Backbone and RequireJS

Backbone.js
Laravel
In this tutorial, we will build a single page app with Laravel 5 and Backbone.js. We're going to use an approach that will make the app work in case Javascript is disabled, because we will render full views (rather than partial views) for non-ajax requests.
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Using Laravel 5 within WordPress : Creating the backend

Laravel
WordPress
In this article, I will show you how to use Laravel in conjunction with WordPress. We will load the Laravel framework in the WordPress backend and use it to create new admin pages, whose data will be stored in new MySQL tables.
This way, we will still be able to take advantage of the WordPress basic content management system.
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