If you use WordPress for your blog, you probably already know that you can create “static” pages for your site from within the WordPress admin area. The only problem is these pages aren’t really static, they are still drawn from the database, and it can sometimes be a little tricky to add complicated code.
Luckily, I came across an awesome plugin today that allows you to wrap just about any kind of html, php, cgi, etc… in your WordPress theme. It’s called Static Jack, and it is awesome. It works with WordPress 1.5+, but it really shines under WordPress 2.0+, as it requires virtually no configuration.
This plugin can be extremely useful for a variety of reasons. If you want to add static pages to your site, but you don’t want them to be part of the overall site navigation, you can build yourself a mini-site, and simply wrap your theme around it. Or, if you have been wanting to add a certain function that can be achieved with scripts, but there is no existing WordPress plugin to do it, now you can just build your own pages, and they will be indistinguishable from the rest of your site.