Is there a way to integrate static HTML into a Wordpress site? Anyone do anything like this before?
There's at least a couple of different ways to get Wordpress to display static HTML:
1. As Patrick mentioned below, create a page template.
You create a new PHP file within your theme and make sure you add this to the file:
<?php /* Template Name: My Custom HTML Page */ ?> <INSERT YOUR HTML HERE>
You can have multiple PHP files, as long as the Template Names are different. The downside to this method is that it doesn't parse shortcodes.
2. I modified an existing plugin to display static HTML and parse shortcodes.
Long story short, don't take no for an answer. There are ways to display static HTML on your Wordpress blog.