## General plugins (Local): Static Pages

local_staticpage
Maintained by University of Ulm, Alexander Bias
Moodle plugin which displays information pages which exist outside any course, imprint or faq pages for example, complete with Moodle navigation and theme
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The local_staticpage plugin is designed to fetch a static HTML document from disk, enrich it with Moodle navigation and theme and deliver it as a standard Moodle page which exists 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 the local_staticpages plugin, you can create information pages within moodle, but without misusing a whole course just for showing a textbox.

### Contributors

Alexander Bias: Developer

• Sun, Mar 6, 2016, 4:09 PM
Hi Phuong,

> So how can I install your plugin in moodle 2.9? Just remove the line starting with $plugin->requires from version.php? Yes, I already said that above But note that you do this at your own risk. I think the Moodle 3.0 version will run well on Moodle 2.9, but I won't guarantee anything. Thanks, Alex • Thu, Mar 10, 2016, 10:00 AM Thanks for your reply and instruction. I'll install this plugin when upgrading moodle 3 in the future. • Fri, Mar 18, 2016, 5:38 PM Firstly, I am new to Moodle, so my question may be a bit stupid . I am using Moodle 3.0 and installed this plugin (Release v3.0-r2) and add pages like aboutus.html, contact.html and faq.html as instructed. I am hopeful that I will be able to get the link like this www.mydomain/static/aboutus.html. BUT I got page error. Did I missed out something? What will be my url? • Mon, Mar 21, 2016, 2:33 PM Hi Kaluan, a URL like www.mydomain/static/aboutus.html will only work if you have configured Rewrite rules in your webserver, see https://github.com/moodleuulm/moodle-local_staticpage/blob/master/README.md Section "Using mod_rewrite" for details. If you didn't, your page will bei available on http://www.yourmoodle.com/local/staticpage/view.php?page=[pagename]. Alex • Fri, Mar 25, 2016, 11:50 PM Hi Alex, I'm using moodle 2.9.4+ and installed your plugin (Release v3.0-r2). Just remove$plugin->requires from version.php as you said above and it works like a charm. However, I suggest you should add one more screenshot so that everyone can understand how to upload documents.
With kind regards,
• Tue, Mar 29, 2016, 2:00 AM
Hi, first of all, thanks for you work. That plugin is amazing!
One single question? Is it posible to change /static/ for other name? I'm spanish and I'd like to put another word.

Regards.
• Tue, Mar 29, 2016, 3:41 AM
Phuong,

Regarding the screenshot, I thought that the Readme was really comprehensive already so that there is no need for a screenshot. What exactly are you missing?

Abel,

you only get the /static/ URLs when you use the (optional) Apache rewrite rules. Basically, in these rules, you can change "static" to whatever you like and the static page should work. You only have to make sure that you did not enable the "apacherewrite" setting of the plugin and you might experience false behaviours of the breadcrumb on the static pages.

If you also want to fix that, you will have to change all occurences of "/static" to "/whateveryoulike" in view.php.

Thanks,
Alex
• Tue, Mar 29, 2016, 4:17 PM
Hi Alex,
I miss nothing. I'm only afraid that someone would like to install your plugin, they can't imagine how it works, especially uploading documents.
• Tue, Mar 29, 2016, 7:42 PM
With due respects, I relate to Phuong's comment. I ended up doing a manual install - but frankly gave up as things still did not seem to work. I really like the idea of static pages and think it is an excellent plug in for Moodle - hoping in future to see better documentation.
• Tue, Mar 29, 2016, 9:17 PM
Hi Tom, hi Phuong,

thanks for your feedback. I appreciate every improvement to documentation, but as I already know the plugin, I need to know where you failed when you tried to bring it into production.

As I said above, there is already an extensive Readme on https://github.com/moodleuulm/moodle-local_staticpage/blob/master/README.md. The content of the Readme is not available directly here in the plugin repo page because it changes from release to release, but it is linked with the "More documentation on this plugin" link.

So, if you tell me where you failed or what you did not understand in the Readme, I can try to improve it.

Thanks,
Alex
• Tue, Mar 29, 2016, 10:34 PM
Thank you! It worked for me. And if it helps somebody else, I'll explain what I did to change /static/ url to what I wanted. As you said, I changed all the mentions to /static/ on view.php, placed in /local/static/ to what I wanted. In my case, /paginas/. Then I only had to do the properly to the .htaccess, and change to :

RewriteEngine On
RewriteRule ^paginas/(.*)\.html$/local/staticpage/view.php?page=$1&%{QUERY_STRING} [L]

And voilà, everything fine (even breadcrumbs).

Thanks for your help and for the plugin, Alexander,

Best regards.
• Mon, May 16, 2016, 4:48 PM
Hello, firstly thank you for the plugin, its very useful, however I'm having one problem, I've uploaded the html pages using the browser uploader, but can't find them when I ftp into my server, could you advise where the folder is? Thanks
• Tue, May 17, 2016, 2:43 PM
Hi Daniel,

with the 3.0 version of this plugin, we are using a filearea in Moodle for storing the files instead of the previously used directory on disk. Thus, Moodle buries your files somewhere below the /filedir directory on disk like it does for all other files you are uploading in Moodle (e.g. in a course).

Thanks,
Alex
• Sun, May 22, 2016, 12:11 AM
Hi guys,
Simple question:

How can we insert and run PHP codes into a page?
It's very important and useful.

Thank you so much,
Israel.
• Sun, May 22, 2016, 3:45 AM
Hi Israel,

simple answer: No, local_staticpage does not process PHP code and we also won't add this feature because of strong security concerns. If you need to run PHP code in a single page, you should create your own plugin. It's easier as you may think.

Thanks,
Alex