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

Aardvark 2.9.7

Moodle 2.9, 3.0
Released: Monday, November 9, 2015, 10:56 PM
* Aardvark
* The original menubar based theme for Moodle rewritten for Moodle 2.9+ to draw
* its base from Bootstrap.
* Aardvark has evolved over the past 10 years as Moodle has integrated the
* features that have made Aardvark so popular into its core system, including
* custom menu and user menu.
* The theme now 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
* - Font Awesome font is licensed under SIL OFL 1.1 - http://scripts.sil.org/OFL
* - Font Awesome CSS, LESS, and SASS files are licensed under MIT License -
* http://opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.html
* - Icons - http://www.fatcow.com/free-icons
* Author - Shaun Daubney
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* Twitter: http://twitter.com/newburycollege
* Website: http://vle.newbury-college.ac.uk

- 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 to
3.1 (2016080500), 3.1 (2016081800), 3.1 (2016081900), 3.3 (2017081001)
Stable version
MD5 Sum
Supported software
Moodle 2.9, Moodle 3.0
  • Latest release for Moodle 2.9
  • Latest release for Moodle 3.0

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