Themes ::: theme_archaius
Maintained by Daniel Munera
Archaius is a moodle theme with several options to customize your Moodle
Latest release:
532 sites
52 fans
Current versions available: 6



Sadly, I don't have time to work actively on the project, I can answer questions, but I am not going to develop any major change. If you want to contribute as developer I can help you to get started with the project. Just ping me.


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Thanks a lot to Barbara Ramiro and David for their suggestions, I will try to improve everything you said.

Moodle 3.2

I have received several emails asking why Archaius doesn't work on Moodle 3.2. The quick answer is: it does. you just have to install the base theme (, I think I am going to remove that dependency to avoid problems in the future.

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  • Fri, May 23, 2014, 6:21 PM
    Is there a way to expand all topics by default?
  • Sat, May 24, 2014, 8:01 AM
    Hi Graciano,

    Archaius has the option to activate or deactivate the effect, but it doesn't have the option to choose if you want to present the topics collapsed or expanded when the page is loaded.

    You can deactivate the effect using the archaius settings page.

    Go to:

    Home -> site administration -> Appearance -> themes -> archaius

    And the option is called: Collasible topics effect, just uncheck it.

    It is possible to add the functionallity and it is not too difficult, but at the moment is is not implemented.
  • Mon, May 26, 2014, 4:51 AM
    Hi Daniel,
    Thanks for the tip.
    Anyway, it ould ne nice to have a activate/deactivate button in the interface.
    Perhaps in a future version smile
  • Tue, May 27, 2014, 11:05 PM
    Is there a way by any chance to change the color of the header and the footer text (white by default)?
  • Tue, May 27, 2014, 11:08 PM
    Hi Pedro,

    Yes, it is possible using custom CSS, let me write a post in my blog to help you do that.

    Best regards,
  • Thu, Jun 12, 2014, 6:51 PM
    Hi Daniel,
    Thanks for the response.
    I'm looking for your post in for the custom CSS that you promised, but, until now, you don't made it. Isn't it?

    Best regards
  • Thu, Jun 12, 2014, 11:43 PM
    Hi Pedro,

    Let me know if it is what you were looking for.

  • Wed, Jun 25, 2014, 4:09 PM
    Good Day Sir Daniel,
    your theme's awesome!
    Is there a way for me to direct the Navigation,administration,bookmars,etc (basically the whole accordion navigation tab menus) into the custom menu while also hiding the original accordion tab?
  • Thu, Jun 26, 2014, 6:29 AM
    Has anyone experienced the center column not displaying for courses set to the date format, but only for topics format courses? We are running Moodle 2.5.1+ (Build: 20130808) and the latest version of Archaius.

    Also, there is a moderate formatting issue for us on the grade book when set to static (in the moodle admin settings) the names and the scores go out of alignment.
    Has anyone encountered this or have a recommended fix?

    (I sent an email to Daniel about the first problem, but thought I would check with other users in case anyone has experienced it.)

  • Thu, Jun 26, 2014, 7:21 AM
    Hi Russ,

    I think this could be a quick fix to solve the problem, add this CSS rule to your custom CSS ( remember clear cache after that to get your changes reflected).

    .path-course-view .course-content ul.weeks li.section.main{

    Could you please report the bug here:

    It is easier for me take a look of bugs that people report on github to be sure everything is going to be ok in the next version.

    Thanks for the report and let me know if everything is ok or we have to find another solution.

    Best regards,
  • Thu, Jun 26, 2014, 8:45 AM
    Hi Joper,

    I wrote an answer to your question here:

    By the way, english is not my native language, sorry in advance for my grammar. If you can't get my point let me know through comments.

    Best regards,
  • Fri, Jun 27, 2014, 8:07 AM
    Hi Daniel,

    That css patch fixed it. Thanks for the quick response! I've added an issue for that in Github.


  • Mon, Jun 30, 2014, 7:10 PM
    Hi Daniel,
    Thanks for the response.
    Yes, it's what I was looking for.
    Good work!

  • Wed, Jul 2, 2014, 10:21 PM
    Hi Daniel
    Than you for a great theme!
    How can i make the slide show auto scroll?
    this would suit my needs better smile
    (perhaps further development could include the choice of auto and static banner?)
  • Thu, Jul 3, 2014, 12:45 AM
    Hi Gary,
    I know I know, I must do it, but I have been working like a crazy and I haven't have time to do it, and Colombia is playing so well in the world cup and it doesn't help either (the last one was just kidding).

    I will do it, indeed someone reported it here:

    Just wait a little bit.

    Best regards,
    Daniel Munera.
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