Static Pages

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Maintained by Logo "Moodle an Hochschulen e.V."Moodle an Hochschulen e.V., Alexander Bias
Moodle plugin which displays static information pages which exist outside any course, imprint or faq pages for example, complete with Moodle navigation and theme
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Current versions available: 18

We have seen Moodle installations where there was a need for displaying static information like an imprint, a faq or a contact page and this information couldn't be added everything to the frontpage. As Moodle doesn't have a "page" concept, admins started to create courses, place their information within these courses, open guest access to the course and link to this course from HTML blocks or the custom menu.

We thought that this course overhead doesn't make sense, so we created this plugin. It is designed to deliver static HTML documents, enriched with Moodle layout and navigation as a standard Moodle page which exist outside any course. Static pages will be available on catchy URLs like http://www.yourmoodle.com/static/faq.html and can be linked from Moodle HTML blocks, from your Moodle theme footer and so on.

Using this plugin, you can create information pages within moodle, but without misusing a whole course just for showing a textbox. It is not meant as a fully featured content management solution, especially as you have to work with raw HTML, but it is quite handy for experienced admins for creating some few static pages within Moodle.

Please see README file for details about the usage and features of this plugin.

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We appreciate your commendation and reviews for this plugin in the comments. For bug reports and support requests, please read the extensive information in the plugin's README file first and create, if needed, a ticket in the bug tracker which is linked below.

Thanks for your cooperation.

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Contributors

Logo "Moodle an Hochschulen e.V."
Moodle an Hochschulen e.V. (Lead maintainer): Maintainer
Alexander Bias: Maintainer
Ulm University: Initial Maintainer
Kathrin Osswald: Developer
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  • Thu, Oct 22, 2015, 6:25 PM
    Could you please try to use only lowercase letters?
  • myname
    Thu, Oct 22, 2015, 7:29 PM
    I changed file name to only lowercase but same error "file not found"
  • Fri, Oct 23, 2015, 4:15 AM
    Just to be sure: Did you also change the URL you are trying to open to lowercase?
  • myname
    Tue, Oct 27, 2015, 4:11 PM
    yes both url and file name are lowercase
    I have the following message in plugin page which suggest it is server problem not plugin
    ************************************
    The following document file was found:
    faqarabic2.eng.html

    From the document file's filename, Moodle derived the following pagename:
    faqarabic2.eng

    The document should be available at the following URL, but actually a browser won't be able to download and view it (perhaps there is something wrong with your webserver configuration - see README file for details):
    http://localhost/lms/local/staticpage/view.php?page=faqarabic2.eng

    The document should be available to at the following clean URL, but actually a browser won't be able to download and view it (perhaps there is something wrong with your webserver or mod_rewrite configuration - see README file for details):
    http://localhost/lms/static/faqarabic2.eng.html

    The document will be available for the following language:
    All languages
    ***********************************************
    I added line in httpd.conf still did not work

    thank you so much
  • Fri, Oct 30, 2015, 3:45 PM
    Sorry for the late answer, I was unavailable for some days.

    Now I see that you have a filename "faqarabic2.eng.html". Please change that to "faqarabic2.en.html" (two letters used for language identification) and check if it works then.

    Thanks,
    Alex
  • myname
    Sun, Nov 1, 2015, 7:09 PM
    شكراً لك
    Thank you , it works when I changed name of file to faqarabic2.en.html and now translation works for me

    thanks again
  • Fri, Nov 20, 2015, 5:59 AM
    Alexander - what I am trying to do is to create html pages using static page that post within the Moodle container - rather than as an open page outside the container. I am not sure if Static Page is designed for this - but humbly ask if you can help me.
  • Fri, Nov 20, 2015, 2:17 PM
    Hi Simon,

    I have to admit that I have no idea what you mean with "Moodle container"...

    Alex
  • Thu, Dec 3, 2015, 5:02 AM
    Hi Alexander, great plugin! However version 2.9 doesn't seem to be working properly in MOODLE 3.0

    Do you have any plans to release an update?
  • Thu, Dec 3, 2015, 5:25 AM
    Hi Bob,

    I'm sorry that there are problems in 3.0 for you.
    Yes, we plan to release updates, but testing and development has not started yet due to our internal release cycle.

    Would you mind describe your problem in a ticket on https://github.com/moodleuulm/moodle-local_staticpage/issues so I can have a deeper look at it?

    Thanks,
    Alex
  • Pimenko
    Thu, Dec 3, 2015, 5:14 PM
    Hi,

    Thanks for your plug-in.
    In my case, I just try this plugin in Moodle 3.0. It's work well but I can't use RewriteEngine in my case. Not sure there's a link with version of Moodle.

    best regards.

  • Pimenko
    Thu, Dec 3, 2015, 6:08 PM
    Hi,

    In fact works fine. In my case, I need to adapt to my hosting. I just added :
    RewriteBase /
    and modify the Rewrite Rule.

    Thanks again for your plug-in. I use to "Site policy" + "FAQ" + "course information".

    ++
  • Thu, Dec 3, 2015, 8:08 PM
    Thanks, clemens, for your comment about 3.0. Great to hear that it works there.

    Bob, perhaps then there is a basic problem with your installation which is not related to the Moodle version. Anyway, please submit your bug report in Github for analysis.

    Alex
  • Fri, Dec 4, 2015, 6:50 AM
    I'm back with some feedback: I uninstalled the plugin, and reinstalled it manually (by copying the files to the local folder using ftp). It works fine now.

    I first installed the plugin by dragging and dropping the zip file into the MOODLE 3.0 interface; maybe there's something wrong there.
  • Wed, Jan 27, 2016, 2:22 AM
    Great plugin. Thank you.
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