How do I add static pages to WordPress?


How do I add my own static HTML pages to WordPress?

For example, let's say I have a page, products.html, how would I add it to WordPress (any menu, etc.) and once added, how do I visit them, because WordPress had a typical URL structure?

7/28/2019 10:30:23 PM

Accepted Answer

The static page functionality of WordPress is called, cleverly, "Pages." You can read all about them here:

3/2/2010 2:12:52 PM

If you (as the OP asked) want it to appear without having to add .html, simply create a folder at the same location where your WP site's index.php appears, and then name the file that you put inside that folder index.html.

Example, if you have a WordPress installation at and you want to add a static page, separate from your WP installation, that people can get to at - create the folder named wedding, and put the HTML in an index.html file inside the wedding folder. You also can then of course put other files in that folder or in folders within it so that the static page can reference images, styles, code, etc.

As someone said above, if the file for the URL exists, then WP won't get invoked to route the request. If you later remove the "wedding" folder or the "index.html" file from within it, anyone who tries to get to then would be routed to WP and, if no matching permalink was found, they'd see the 404 page not found error or whatever your theme or a plug-in is set up to show for broken links.

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