Themes ::: theme_adaptable
Maintained by Jez H, Manoj 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 3.0.0

Moodle 3.9
Released: Thursday, September 10, 2020, 12:39 AM

Change Log in version 3.0.0 (2020073101)

Release candidate for Moodle 3.9.

  1. Fix licence from GPLv2 to GPLv3 as is incorrect - Moodle plugins must be GPLv3.
  2. Fix message drawer closure.
  3. Fix 'Regression - Frontpage marketing blocks don't display on desktop' - #139.
  4. Moodle 3.9 New Activity Chooser styling needs work - #131.
  5. Fix 'Blocks - My Home recently accessed course' - #9.
  6. Fix rubic icons ->
  7. Fix 'Searchbox conflict with Advanced Forum (hsuforum)' - #133.
  8. Fix 'Bullet list display in Collapsed Topics course format' - #81.
  9. Fix 'Block settings are left justified' - #82.
  10. Improve 'Improve Onetopic course format tab rendering' - #115.
  11. Fix 'Missing action menu (like editing button / cog button) on content bank page' - #140.
  12. Fix 'Button/link 'Turn editing on' missing on Moodle 3.9' - #129.
  13. Fix '.btn declaired after .hidden' - #130.
  14. Fix message drawer hover.
  15. Improve position of #82.
  16. Make 'side-post' have no padding on the right so that the page is symmetrical.
  17. Fix 'H5P iframe element too small in content bank page' - #146.
  18. Fix 'Navbar Custom Menu does not fit' - #128.
  19. Fix 'Editing cog colour not consistent' - #149.
  20. Fix 'Whitespace Below Header in Course Pages' - #38.
  21. Fix 'Use of "$setting->set_updatedcallback('theme_reset_all_caches');" not needed on some settings' - #25.
  22. Fix 'lib.php preg_match logic flaw' - #150.
  23. Fix 'wrong rtl css' - #142.
  24. Fix 'Impossible to enter a course with Coventry tiles' - #156.
  25. Update to version 3 - #158.
  26. Assignment with restricting grouping shows all users or groups - #161.
  27. Fix 'Regression? / Inconsistent cog positioning in content bank' - #166.
  28. Fix 'Quiz attempt: no breadcrumbs' - #123.
  29. Fix '$fontname can never be 'custom'' - #104.
  30. Implement 'Update google fonts list ' - #42 - thanks to 'Sal Zaydon' - for the list.
  31. Fix no such font-family as 'default' - #42.
  32. Fix 'Topic header text now black' - #167.

Change Log in version 2.2.2 (2019112601)

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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Coventry Style Slider Markup


pixels and code for the Moodle community

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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.

Version information

Version build number
Version release name
Can be updated to
3.0.1 (2020073102), 3.0.2 (2020073103), 3.0.5 (2020073106), (2020073108), (2020073109)
Release candidate
MD5 Sum
Supported software
Moodle 3.9

Version control information

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

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