Themes: Handlebar

Maintained by Picture of Richard OelmannRichard Oelmann
Theme_Handlebar is a child theme of Moodle's new core theme Boost. It is built on Bootstrap4 and Mustache templates. It adds a set of admin theme settings, such as presets and colours and also several custom block regions, including popup modal regions which do not appear on the main content of a page (and are only available for course pages).

Handlebar v3.7.0.0

Release notes


Theme_Handlebar is a child theme of Moodle's new core theme Boost.

It is built on Bootstrap4 and Mustache templates.

In addition to Boost's preset settings, Handlebar adds:

1. Presets - presets added by ftp/ssh to the theme/scss/presets folder will
be automatically added to the presets drop down, in addition to those uploaded
via the user interface.
2. Colours - additional brand colour pickers to fine tune the selected presets,
along with the standard pre/post raw scss custom settings.
3. Content - a footnote setting to add standard content into the footer space
4. Heading and images - add a page background image and a default heading background
image - the heading image can be overridden at a course level by adding an image
banner to the course summary files. A separate login page background image can also
be added.
5. Social networking icons - a panel of social icons can be created, including self-
defined icons.

Also, Handlebar is designed to utilise additional block regions - a TopBar region
which will host blocks horizontally and [COMING SOON] several block region 'pages'
which will pull out as sliders rather than occupy space on the main page.

NOTE: github MASTER is for development purposes - always use STABLE branches in production


--------- Remove default background images
Switch default preset to use Cyborg dark theme
Move all theme specific layout/style out of presets, so presets work correctly whichever is selected
Slider block pullouts restyled to mirror nav-drawer (not settings modal)
Top block region restyled as flex-row Correct preset settings array error for PHP7
Add course admin link to student pull out
Update for Boost/Moodle3.6 - templates, progress radial->progress bar Correct course header image display bug Add Privacy api
Make stable for 3.5 new Boost version Rework theme for Moodle3.5 Secure url settings with PARAM_URL
Adapt links for new user/participant page Bug fixes - progress radial
Rationalise moodle.scss STABLE RELEASE
Settings added to create student and staff links on pop up pages
Staff pop up page to replace course editing cog on main course page
Student pop up page to give course info - course summary/staff Add Turn Editing On button
Improve course images on myOverview Clone of Waxed
Added new TopBar custom block region
Moodle 3.7

Version information

Version build number
Version release name
Can be updated from
v3.3.1.0, v3.3.1.1, v3.3.1.2 (2017051403), v3.5.0.1, v3.5.1.0, v3.5.1.1 (2018051301), v3.6.0.0 (2018121500)
Stable version
MD5 Sum
Supported software
Moodle 3.7
  • This is the latest release for Moodle 3.7

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 to finish the installation