Themes ::: theme_aardvark
Maintained by Picture of Shaun DaubneyShaun Daubney
The original 'menubar' based theme for Moodle, evolved for the modern student. NO LONGER BEING DEVELOPED

Aardvark 3.3.1

Moodle 3.3
Released: Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 12:09 AM
* Aardvark
* The original menubar based theme for Moodle based on Bootstrap.
* Aardvark has evolved over the years as the Moodle core has integrated the many
* of the features that have made Aardvark so popular, including custom menu and
* user menu.
* The theme features a simple flat look with inspiration taken from Flat UI and
* Google's material design.
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* More information and documentation can be
* found at https://moodle.org/plugins/view.php?plugin=theme_aardvark
* Licenses
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* - Theme - http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html GNU GPL v3 or later
* Author - Shaun Daubney
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* Twitter: http://twitter.com/newburycollege
* Website: http://vle.newbury-college.ac.uk

- (2017092700) Removed space at the start of core_renderer.php which affected gradebook exports (thanks to juaneladio - Github)
- (2017092700) Removed some unnecessary image files from pix and pix_core
- (2017092700) Replaced SVG logos with PNG for core compatibility
- (2017092700) Removed link to Fontawesome from head.php after inclusion in core https://www.moodleworld.com/moodle-3-3-will-come-with-built-in-support-for-fontawesome-icons-moodle3-3/
- (2017092700) Code checked against Clean theme

- (2017081001) Tidied up some untidy code
- (2017081001) Tested with 3.3.1+
- (2017020700) Updated CEOP website URLs

- (2017020203) Code tidyup to closer align with Clean theme
- (2017020203) Intergration of core 'Logo' settings - see https://docs.moodle.org/32/en/Logos
- (2017020203) Intergration of core 'Notifications' and 'Messages' in navbar (Moodle 3.2+)
- (2017020203) Fixed page layout issues in gradebook
- (2017020203) Enabled docking by default - It's not pretty, but it means you can use it if you want.
- (2016120900) Added new custom HTML area in footer
- (2016120900) Moved copyright notice to bottom of footer to make way for new custom area
- (2016120900) Copyright now links to main organisation site
- (2016129000) Instagram logo changed to pink

- (2016081900) Fixed mobile/responsive menu issue (hamburger)
- (2016081800) Fixed Undefined variable: html in aardvark/layout/header.php
- (2016081800) Fixed alignment of logo in header
- (2016080500) Integrated global search function
- (2016080500) Added new range of small 'M' logos in pix/logos
- (2016080500) Added Snapchat option in footer
- (2016080500) Replaced Wikipedia svg with Fontawesome icon in footer
- (2016080500) Removed z-index for Assignment PDF editor from aardvark.css
- (2016080500) Updated Fontawesome to 4.6.3
- (2016080500) Updated aardvark/lib.php
- (2016080500) Updated aardvark/settings.php
- (2016080500) Updated aardvark/version.php
- (2016080500) Created new branch - AARDVARK_31_STABLE

v3.0 (Unpublished - used as base for 3.1 - thanks to Mary Evans)
- Depreciated Logo URL.
- Added new setting for 'Brand Logo' filpicker.
- Transfered all individual settings CSS to style/setting.css.
- Renamed style/custom.css to style/aardvark.css.
- Updated aardvark/lib.php.
- Updated aardvark/settings.php.
- Validated all CSS stylesheets with W3C CSS Validator (http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/)
- Updated aardvark/version.php
- Created new branch - AARDVARK_30_STABLE

- Removed <?php echo $html->navbarclass ?> from header.php (not required) [Mary Evans]

- Convert fixed path to dynamic path for img.defaultuserpic url. Fixes broken default user image links; when Moodle is mounted in a sub-directory. [Timothy OBrien]

- removed the z-index fix that turned out to be less of a fix and more or a nightmare

- increased z-index even more because 5000 was too low for the activity chooser

- fixed actionmenu hover colour
- increased z-index on PDF Editor

- fixed img max-width issue that affected Gradebook in Chrome

- updated a few oranges and yellows to make them less "murky"
- fixed logo width to allow for wider logos

- redesigned with a modern, flat style to appear less cluttered and easier to navigate.
- fixed issue with mobile/responsive menu not showing in 2.9
- tidied up some custom settings that are no longer required or broken.

- replaced 'profileblock' with new 'User menu items' from Moodle Core.
- set Moodle 2.8+ as minimum specification

- updated to fix image widths in version 2.8

- updated config.php for gradebook compatibility in Moodle 2.6+ (Thank you Mary)
- added Wikipedia to Social Network icons in footer

- added a workaround for the TinyMCE hyperlink issue in IE11

Version information

Version build number
Version release name
Can be updated from
3.1 (2016080500), 3.1 (2016081800), 3.1 (2016081900), 3.2 (2017020203), 3.3 (2017081001)
Stable version
MD5 Sum
Supported software
Moodle 3.3
  • Latest release for Moodle 3.3

Version control information

Version control system (VCS)
VCS repository URL

Default installation instructions for plugins of the type Themes

  1. Make sure you have all the required versions.
  2. Download and unpack the module.
  3. Place the folder (e.g. "ponies") in the "theme" subdirectory.
  4. Visit http://yoursite.com/admin to finish the installation