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General plugins (Local): Static Pages

Maintained by Picture of University of Ulm University of Ulm, 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

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 MTECH M
    Thu, Jul 28, 2016, 10:31 AM
    I have installed the plugin and added an htaccess file to my moodle installation folder with the specified changes. I upload a plain html file using the example code provided in the readme. I am getting a 404 error no matter what I try. Any suggestions? Thanks
  • Picture of Alexander Bias
    Mon, Aug 1, 2016, 5:16 AM
    Hi Usman,

    thanks for your feedback.
    I have removed the list of the found files in the course of changing the place where the HTML files are saved from a directory on disk to a filearea in Moodle itself. I just wanted to get rid of problematic stuff and storing the files in a directory as well as the list of files produced most support requests in the last years.
    But you're right, there should be a note at which URL the static files can be found and I will add this to the next minor release.

    Hi MTECH,

    I am sorry, but I can't help you with that few information about your problem. If you submit detailed information about your setup, I will do my best to help you.

  • Picture of marc mathys
    Wed, Aug 24, 2016, 12:17 AM
    Wonderful plugin. Thanks. Is there a way to hide the URL and just go directly to the link?
  • Picture of Alexander Bias
    Wed, Aug 24, 2016, 4:59 PM
    Hi Marc,

    I am really sorry but I don't understand your question. Could you please elaborate on what you want to achieve?

  • Picture of Georg Wiesinger
    Wed, Aug 31, 2016, 6:58 PM
    Hi! I would like to use a static page to show a calendar ( I tried it first using an iframe but I wasn't very happy with the resizing of the calendar. Using the fullcalendar script directly in a static page results in a blank page when opening it in Moodle which I guess is due to the js libraries not being loading properly. My questions: Is there a way to show this calendar within a static page at all? Where would I have to place the links to the libraries to not interfere with the ones loaded by Moodle? I used Moodle's additional html section to save all css and js links but it didn't work! I really appreciate any help!
  • Picture of Georg Wiesinger
    Mon, Sep 5, 2016, 5:30 PM
    Hi! May I ask how to show blocks on specific static pages instead on all of them! I can choose between 5 entries in the block configuration (local-staticpage-view, local-staticpage-view-*, local-staticpage-*, local-* and every page) but nothing is changing at all! Am I missing something? Thanks a lot in advance!
  • Picture of Anusha Reddy
    Sat, Sep 10, 2016, 8:39 PM
    I created an html page on word. While my static page opens up, however, the images in the page do not load. Any idea how I can resolve this? Thank you.
  • Picture of Alexander Bias
    Wed, Sep 14, 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, Sep 29, 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, Oct 11, 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, Oct 13, 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, Oct 13, 2016, 10:27 AM
    I am trying to do the same thing!
  • Picture of Ondine Payne
    Wed, Oct 19, 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, Oct 19, 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, Oct 20, 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.
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