OK, I'm gonna run the risk of sounding stupid here...but I don't get your code at all.
Here's my index controller:
class IndexController extends Zend_Controller_Action
public function indexAction()
$view = Zend::registry('view');
public function noRouteAction()
Now, here's my index.php in the home directory:
I had to add my include path (/application/controllers/views/includes) to my PHP path for the header/footer to resolve correctly, but it does work.
Is this the correct technique to use when using the Zend framework?