I have a pretty simple question. I want to make a static about page for my wordpress site. I don't like the format of the wordpress static pages that are managed through the control panel so I thought I would make my one custom page where I would have full control of the layout, formatting & content. I have experience doing web development, so I thought I would edit the
header.php file of my tweaked theme to induce a statically typed menu link to
about.php in the wordpress root directory. When I tried to import the contents of
header.php in the
about.php file I got a 500 level internal server error. I am confused as to why I got this error. Was the error caused by my page being poorly constructed or because my hosting service has some configuration issue. I am not new to PHP or web-development but I am new to wordpress. What caused this error?
0 Internal Server Error The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request. Please contact the server administrator, firstname.lastname@example.org and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error. More information about this error may be available in the server error log.
<?php get_header(); ?> <div id="primary"> <div id="content" role="main"> <p>Hello World!</p> </div><!-- #content --> </div><!-- #primary --> <?php /* get_footer(); */ ?>