General plugins (Local): Static Pages

Maintained by Picture of Ulm University Ulm University, Picture of Alexander Bias 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 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.

See README file for details.


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  • Picture of Alexander Bias
    Wed, 14 Sep 2016, 4:56 PM
    Hi Anusha,

    If you look at, you will read:
    "If you want to include images into your static page, you have to upload them somewhere else. local_staticpage is not capable of hosting / serving image files. Linking to image files, please do yourself a favour and link to them with absolute URLs, not relative URLs."
    I think this should answer your question.

    Hi Georg,

    sorry for the late answer.

    Regarding the calendar:
    On the one hand, I can't give you really good help how to add this JS calendar to a static page. I can only tell you to make sure that the static page plugin is configured to not clean the static page content because otherwise the JS code you add to a static page might be dropped. Everything else exceeds my time to support this plugin, sorry.
    On the other hand, you can't add any PHP code to display the Moodle-internal calendar to a static page, sorry.

    Regarding the block placement:
    I am not aware which version of the plugin you are using. With the latest version of the plugin (which is the only one we support), it is possible to add a block to a static page and to configure in the block configuration to show the block on static-.html (which means only this page) or static-* (which means all static pages).

    Thanks anyway,
  • Picture of Georg Wiesinger
    Thu, 29 Sep 2016, 11:33 PM
    Hi Alexander,

    many thanks for your reply! Well, I successfully embedded the calendar in a static page, finally using an iframe and it works like a charm now!

    I'm still not able to add a block only to a specific static page, using the latest version of the plugin on Moodle 3.1.2+. In the corresponding block configuration I can choose between local-staticpage-view, local-staticpage-view-*, local-staticpage-*, local-* and every page. I tried all settings but my block shows up on all static pages... Am I missing something?

    Kind regards,
  • Picture of Georg Wiesinger
    Tue, 11 Oct 2016, 3:53 PM
    Hi Alexander, may I ask again how to add a block for one static page only! If I'm doing so the block always show up on all my static pages. Moodle 3.1.2+, latest version of static pages

    Many thanks in advance!
  • Picture of Rama Bodapati
    Thu, 13 Oct 2016, 2:37 AM
    Need some help.
    I need to embed some java script code into a html file and do some handshake with a cloud service. Can I use this plugin to do so.
  • Picture of Jarreau Mathys
    Thu, 13 Oct 2016, 10:27 AM
    I am trying to do the same thing!
  • Picture of Ondine Payne
    Wed, 19 Oct 2016, 5:12 AM
    Hi. I am new on Moodle and I am very interested in the Static Page plugin. Installation was easy and uploading html files went fine too. However, I am unable to see my files on the browser. I have used the path for mysite/mymoodlefolder/static/myfile.html but I only get a 404 message indicating the page was not found. I have tried every possible combination, but still no results. I wonder what I might be doing wrong.
  • Picture of Alexander Bias
    Wed, 19 Oct 2016, 6:46 PM
    Hi all,

    sorry for the late replies again.

    I wrote you a personal message.

    from my point of view, you are free to add whatever you want to the .html file as long as its valid HTML (with JS embedded if necessary). Just give it a try. I am sorry that further support is out of scope of our work for this plugin.

    Have you read ?
    Basically, the static page should appear on (following your example) mysite/mymoodlefolder/local/staticpage/view.php?page=myfile.
    The clean URL will only work if you have configured your webserver to rewrite the URLs.

  • Picture of Hans Bos
    Thu, 20 Oct 2016, 6:42 PM
    Hi Alex,
    I had a problem finding my HTML pages (on Moodle 3.1.x)
    I've used you example path: mysite/mymoodlefolder/local/staticpage/view.php?page=myfile.
    It turned out that I had to skip the HTML extension and use 'myfile' instead of 'myfile.html'.
    Think it could be useful to make a remark of it in you read-me file not to use html in the path to the file.
  • Picture of Chaits Kul
    Sat, 3 Dec 2016, 2:51 PM
    Hi Alex,

    How do I install this manually on local drive? Do I upload the "staticpage" folder to /mod/ directory or somewhere else?
    Currently when I upload it to mod directory, it shows - "Plugins requiring attention" with the details in the screenshot here -

  • Picture of Alexander Bias
    Sun, 4 Dec 2016, 4:42 AM
    Hi Chaits,

    well, if you had read, you would know where to install the plugin...

  • Picture of marwa bekrar
    Tue, 6 Dec 2016, 8:10 PM
    Hi Alexander,

    Can you answer my question here please :

    I really need your help
  • Picture of Chaits Kul
    Thu, 8 Dec 2016, 9:12 PM
    Hi Alex,

    Sorry about that. However when I upload it to the right folder too I get the same message as in the screenshot here -
    Is there a work around for version difference?

  • Picture of Alexander Bias
    Thu, 8 Dec 2016, 9:44 PM
    Hi Chaits,

    really? The screenshot says that you have placed the plugin into /mod/staticpage. But you must place it into /local/staticpage. After that, the plugin installation really should work.

  • Picture of Chaits Kul
    Sun, 11 Dec 2016, 6:11 PM
    Hi Alex,

    Here is the error even after uploading to /local/staticpage -

  • Picture of Alexander Bias
    Mon, 12 Dec 2016, 3:25 PM
    Hi Chaits,

    well, this looks fine now. Just confirm this dialogue to install the plugin.

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