Themes ::: theme_adaptable
Maintained by Picture of Jez HJez H, Picture of Manoj SolankiManoj Solanki, Gareth J BarnardGareth J Barnard
Adaptable is a highly customisable responsive two column theme designed for use on both large University installations as well as small training companies.

Adaptable 2.2.2

Moodle 3.6, 3.7, 3.8
Released: Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 1:10 AM
Adaptable - the most adaptable moodle theme

Version 2.2.2 (2019112601)

Adaptable is a highly customizable responsive two column moodle theme based on the popular BCU theme adding:

- Customizable fonts (Google Fonts)
- Fully customizable colors
- Fully customizable block styles (including FA icons)
- Fully customizable buttons
- Additional header navigation
- News Ticker
- Alternative jQuery slider
- Alternative front page course styles
- Additional customizable marketing blocks
- Additional layout settings for width, slider width, padding of
various elements
- Social icons
- Mobile settings (customize how theme looks on mobile devices)
- Dismissible bootstrap alerts
- Option to add login form in header on front page
- Logo and Favicon uploader
- Modern emojis (thanks to EmojiOne)
- Front Page layout builder
- Dashboard layout builder
- Course layout builder
- Activities status
- Privacy API (compatible with GDPR)
- 2 and 3 row header style options
- 2 User profile layouts

In addition many fields (menus, news items, alerts and help links) can be targeted using custom profile fields, thus it is possible
to present different users with different navigation items and notices. It is also possible for individual users to customize where
they want top menu navigation to appear (disable, home pages only, site wide) using custom profile fields.

Adaptable has a lot of settings and may seem daunting at first, our advice is to simply install with the default settings and play
with it afterwards.

With a little time you should be able to setup an attractive Moodle site with a high degree of individuality without without
knowing any CSS.

This theme has been developed by:
Lead Developers
Jeremy Hopkins (Coventry University)
Fernando Acedo (3bits elearning solutions)
Manoj Solanki (Coventry University)

Change Log in 2.2.2

Main fixes & Enhancements done in this release.

- Fix mobile responsive settings in "layout responsive" settings page
- Fix ability to set general box color in forums
- Fix issues with login page when no header in use
- Fix issue of footer riding up on short pages with little content
- Fix close icon for activity chooser in Moodle 3.8
- Fix combo list on mobile, now collapses into single column

What's new?

- Layout responsive settings page
- Setting to control color of forum "general box" background where forum description is displayed

HTML/CSS sample code for block areas
Here you will find some code samples to help you to customize the Info Box and the Marketing Blocks.

You can insert any HTML tag to customize the front page blocks. Use a
tag as a main container and add the height to keep the
same value in all the blocks.

The Font Awesome icons set is available in

You can insert any of them following the examples

Front Page Slider Styles
Add images with at least 1900px x 400px.
If you want to reduce or increase the height, Adaptable will resize the image automatically.
There are two possible slider styles each with different markup required:

Original BCU Slider Markup:


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et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip
ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur.

Coventry Style Slider Markup


pixels and code for the Moodle community

Check out our custom theme pricing!

Frontpage Marketing Block HTML structure Coventry


International Courses

Some text below the link....

Front page Info Box and Marketing Blocks

There are two Info blocks in the front page located above and below the Marketing Blocks. These are just for compatibility with the
old BCU.

It is recommended to use the new marketing blocks builder that allows you to create your own layout and add much more blocks.

There are 8 rows where you can add up to 4 blocks in each with a total of 32 block of different size. See pix/layout.png for
more information.

You can enter any HTML code to the block, include FA icons, images, videos and apply in-line styles.

Some samples:

Block with solid background, FA icon and some text:


Add your text here.

Block with border and transparent background:


Add your text here.

Block with an image:


Add your text here

Block with a video:

Block using multi-lang filter:

text in english

Footer Blocks
You can apply the same HTML/CSS in the footer blocks.

Some samples:

Contact information

High St. 100
123456 City

+12 (3)456 78 90

List with Chevron

Copyright text
A sample of copyright text using FA icon

Made with in Europe

News Ticker
From version 1.3 the news ticker do not need to create an unordered list. Just add paragraphs using


Configure all the theme colors

Use any Google Font for the content, headings and site title

Display a logo or a configurable title site

Configurable Slideshow

Display up to 12 marketing blocks in the front page

Messages / Notifications
Moodle 3.2 includes a new system to display messages and notifications in the screen.

The new system displays a hard coded black icons that are difficult to see when using dark background color in the top header.
In that case, you can use an alternate icons pack using white color.

Login the server by FTP or SFTP and open /theme/adaptable/pix_core/i and
delete notifications.png and rename notifications-white.png to notifications.png

Then open /theme/adaptable/pix_core/t and delete message.png and
rename message-white.png to message.png

From moodle 3.6 the messages and notifications has been changed to the called "Messages Drawer".

Activities icons
From version 1.4, Adaptable includes its own icons pack that replace the default moodle icons.
If you don't want to use the icons just remove adaptable/pix_plugins and adaptable/pix_core/f
You can enable this icons from the administration.

Adaptable is maintained under the Semantic Versioning guidelines as much as possible. Releases will be numbered with the
following format:


and following these guidelines:
- Breaking backward compatibility bumps the major (and resets the minor and patch)
- New additions without breaking backward compatibility bumps the minor (and resets the patch)
- Bug fixes and misc changes bumps the patch

For more information on SemVer, please visit

Big thanks to all the volunteers that are collaborating and testing Adaptable continuously. We really appreciate your help and
support to develop the most adaptable theme for moodle.

- Justin Hunt
- Leonid Chernyavskiy
- COMETE (Université Paris Nanterre)
- Marina Glancy
- Nick Phillips
- Björn Bettzüche
- Michael Milette
- Bas Brands
- Gareth Barnard
- Konrád Lőrinczi
- Mathieu Domingo

- Andrew Walding
- Alexander Goryntsev

- Germán Valero (Español - México)
- Jordi Rodilla (Català - Andorra)

You are welcome to collaborate in the project. You can fix bugs, add new features or help in the translation to your language.
See CONTRIBUTING.txt for more information

Adaptable is licensed under:
GPL v3 (GNU General Public License) -

Google Fonts released under:
SIL Open Font License v1.1 -
Apache 2 license -
The Ubuntu fonts use the Ubuntu Font License v1.0 -

The Font Awesome font (by Dave Gandy) is licensed under:
SIL Open Font License v1.1 -

Font Awesome CSS, LESS, and SASS files are licensed under:
MIT License -

Emoji icons provided free by EmojiOne ( released under:
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International -

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Version information

Version build number
Version release name
Can be updated to
2.3.1, 2.2.3 (2019112607), 2.3.2 (2020042500), 2.4.1 (2020070100)
Stable version
MD5 Sum
Supported software
Moodle 3.6, Moodle 3.7, Moodle 3.8

Version control information

Version control system (VCS)
VCS repository URL
VCS branch

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