Moodle plugins directory: Essential
The "Essential" Moodle Theme
Please note: Essential has reached 'End of life' at Moodle 3.6 - last version for. Please read moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=385903.
Do not attempt to install the theme beyond Moodle 3.6, you will break your site!
With 2.5 now released Julian thought it time to take the opportunity to build a new theme that would push the new theme engine to it's limits a bit. With that in mind he introduced the new "Essential" theme. Now Julian has left us for Canvassian adventures, David and Gareth took over development and maintenance. And now David has left for pastures new, Gareth continues to maintain and make improvements.
The idea of this theme is to make the site look as little like Moodle as possible. In this specific instance, it would be used on sites where Moodle would potentially serve as a company homepage rather than just a course list.
Cool things to know about the theme.
- It attempts to load as many as possible icons from a font.
- Most of what you think are "graphics" are actually the Font Awesome font (fontawesome.io).
- The slider on the front page is completely customisable through theme settings.
- I am really trying to push what Bootstrap (twitter.github.io/bootstrap/) Grids can do. As such the theme is fully responsive.
- The footer is all custom Moodle regions. This means blocks can be added.
- The theme can use Google web fonts (fonts.google.com) to give it that extra bit of shazam!
- Social network icons appear at the top of the page dynamically based on theme settings.
- The entire colour scheme can be modified with theme settings.
The theme comes with NO support. Please see the 'Support' section in 'README.md' file that comes with the theme. This is because the theme is complex and I regret that I don't have the time / resources to freely assist with questions pertaining to specific enhancements / changes / knowledge improvement.
I will investigate genuine bugs and issue fixes in a timescale set by myself. I will only explain / report my findings at my own discretion. You MUST state the Essential and Moodle versions as I'll only ask for them and that delays time - in software bug fixing there is no 'latest' version as your 'latest' could be different to my 'latest', so please don't use that word or similar like 'current'.
Please read the 'Reporting issues' section in 'README.md' file that comes with the theme before posting / contacting me. If there is any missing information then I'll only ask for it which will delay you getting a solution to your problem.
In versions 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124 and above.
Please note that previously the version for Moodle 2.6 was 2.7.x as well, but since these versions are now separated we also lowered the displayed version number.
|2.5||2.5.8||Last release for M2.5|
|2.6||2.6.11||Last release for M2.6|
|2.7||126.96.36.199.3||Last release for M2.7|
|2.8||188.8.131.52||Last release for M2.8|
||Last release for M2.9|
|3.0||184.108.40.206||Last release for M3.0|
|3.1||220.127.116.11||Last release for M3.1|
|3.2||18.104.22.168||Last release for M3.2|
|3.3||22.214.171.124||Last release for M3.3|
|3.4||126.96.36.199||Last release for M3.4|
|3.5||188.8.131.52||Last release for M3.5|
|3.6||184.108.40.206||Last release for M3.6|
|3.7+||End of life||Please see: moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=385903|
I'm sorry about the situation, but the theme works and I suspect you've done something wrong. Did you try on a test server first? However, the Essential theme comes with NO SUPPORT. Please see the Readme file for details.
The Essential theme comes with NO SUPPORT. Please see the Readme file for details.
Do you plan to update the theme to work with the new Moodle 3.7 update to newer bootstrap?
I'll be making an announcement about this in the future.
I can no longer run Moodle 3.1 as I've upgraded my Moodle's and as a consequence had to update the underlying PHP version which is not supported. Therefore I'm not in a position to easily help you, sorry.
You could always ask on the theme's forum if others are still running Essential on M3.1 and they can help.
In essence, yes. Osvaldo has made it work by updating Bootstrapbase from M3.6. So for more information about that and why I've discontinued the theme, please see: https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=385903.
I have a problem:
Essential 2017102907 2018121704 Moodle 2018120301 additional
/ theme / essential theme_bootstrapbase (2018120300) Missing Not available to be updated
I try to install a new version of essential, but it does not leave me because it says that this theme_bootstrapbase add-on is needed (2018120300)
In advance thanks for the help.
Essential has now reached 'End of life' and I no longer support the theme unless remunerated for my time.