Moodle flavours

General plugins (Local) ::: local_flavours
Maintained by David Monllaó
Tool to package (into downloadable files) and deploy sets of Moodle plugins, settings, language packs and language customizations

Moodle flavours 28.0 (Build: 2015112800)

Moodle 2.8
Released: Friday, December 4, 2015, 5:27 PM

Allows Moodle administrators to package and deploy sets of Moodle plugins, site settings, language packs... (see for more info)


A flavour is a packaged set of Moodle site settings, plugins and language packs. Moodle Administrators will be able to create a flavour from their installation, selecting which settings, plugins and language packs will be packaged into a compressed file. They can then, share the package with the Moodle community, store it as a backup or use it to replicate the flavour to other installations they manages. It could also be useful for administrators with little Moodle experienced, allowing them to explore the Moodle settings and setup recommended by others.

Warning! To export and import settings it is better to use Admin presets block as the process used here is not reliable. The longer explanation is that this is only using get_config/set_config functions, block_admin_presets is using Moodle's admin settings API.

Install from a compressed .zip

  • Extract the compressed file data
  • Rename the main folder to flavours
  • Copy it to local/ folder
  • Click 'Notifications' link on the frontpage administration block

Install using git

  • Navigate to Moodle root folder
  • git clone git:// local/flavours
  • cd local/flavours
  • git checkout MOODLE_XY_STABLE
  • php admin/cli/upgrade.php


Available under Administration block -> Site settings -> Server -> Package a flavour & Deploy a flavour



More info

Version information

Version build number
Version release name
28.0 (Build: 2015112800)
Release candidate
MD5 Sum
Supported software
Moodle 2.8
  • Latest release for Moodle 2.8

Version control information

Version control system (VCS)
VCS repository URL
VCS branch
VCS tag

Default installation instructions for plugins of the type General plugins (Local)

  1. Make sure you have all the required versions.
  2. Download and unpack the module.
  3. Place the folder in the "local" subdirectory.
  4. Visit to finish the installation.