More background colours

Atto ::: atto_morebackcolors
Maintained by Nicolas Dunand
This is intended to be a replacement for the core backcolor Atto plugin, allowing the Moodle administrator to freely define a set of colours that can be used by users.

More background colours 1.2.9 for Moodle 2.7-3.5 (build 2018050202)

Moodle 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 3.9, 3.10, 3.11
Released: Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 8:23 PM

More font background colors for Atto

Modification of the backcolor plugin allowing the Moodle admin to define colors

 New in version 1.2 (2015101200)

  • you can now have several rows of colors, not just one single column : in the plugin settings, just enter several space-separated hex color codes per line -- thanks to Abu Zakaria!

  • if allowed in the plugin settings, users can now use a color wheel to set their own colors -- thanks to jinhofer


Install the plugin directory as usual in lib/editor/atto/plugins.

Then visit Site Administration > Plugins > Atto > More font background colors to define the colors you want your users to be able to chose from.

Finally, enable the plugin by adding 'morebackcolors' (without the quotes) in the Atto toolbar settings.

Version information

Version build number
Version release name
1.2.9 for Moodle 2.7-3.5 (build 2018050202)
Stable version
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Supported software
Moodle 2.7, Moodle 2.8, Moodle 2.9, Moodle 3.0, Moodle 3.1, Moodle 3.2, Moodle 3.3, Moodle 3.4, Moodle 3.5, Moodle 3.6, Moodle 3.7, Moodle 3.8, Moodle 3.9, Moodle 3.10, Moodle 3.11
  • Latest release for Moodle 2.7
  • Latest release for Moodle 2.8
  • Latest release for Moodle 2.9
  • Latest release for Moodle 3.0
  • Latest release for Moodle 3.1
  • Latest release for Moodle 3.2
  • Latest release for Moodle 3.3
  • Latest release for Moodle 3.4
  • Latest release for Moodle 3.5
  • Latest release for Moodle 3.6
  • Latest release for Moodle 3.7
  • Latest release for Moodle 3.8
  • Latest release for Moodle 3.9
  • Latest release for Moodle 3.10
  • Latest release for Moodle 3.11

Version control information

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VCS repository URL
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Default installation instructions for plugins of the type Atto

  1. Make sure you have all the required versions.
  2. Download and unpack the module.
  3. Place the folder (eg "myeditorplugin") in the "lib/editor/atto/plugins" subdirectory.
  4. Visit to finish installation of the plugin.

To make the newly installed plugin available, you need to edit the Atto toolbar configuration so that the new plugin appears in the toolbar.

  1. Go to your Site administration ►Plugins ► Text editors ► Atto HTML editor ► Atto toolbar settings
  2. Add the new plugin to the desired position in the toolbar.