Themes ::: theme_evolved
Maintained by Chris Kenniburg
evolve-D(earborn) is a Moodle theme focused on simplicity and style. Turn on the custom frontpage and your site will sport an impressive and beautiful login page. Once logged in you have complete control over the custom homepage complete with a navigation bar with icons, search, text, slideshow, and more.

evolve-D 2.0.1 Evolve-D / Dearborn Public Schools (Build: 2015041500)

Moodle 2.7
Released: Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 11:01 PM


Evolve-D(earborn) encapsulates simplicity, function, and style as it unites many notable Moodle theme features into an evolved "More" theme. Evolve-D applies famed theme elements such as custom frontpage, Google Fonts, My Courses dropdown, block icons, and a variety of other enhancements made popular in Essential and Aardvark Themes. The evolve-D theme's appeal comes from it's simple 2 column design, muted colors, and focus on displaying content and minimizing distractions.

Dearborn Public Schools is a K-12 school distict in Dearborn, Michigan. We designed and use evolve-D on our Moodle site.

Special thanks to Aardvark and Essential theme developers Shaun Daubney and Julian Ridden for thier work which is replicated in part here.

evolve-D v2 "Dearborn Public Schools"

In the Moodle 2.7 version the custom dashboard feature was accidently removed. This version fixes that for the Moodle 2.7 version and puts the dashboard feature back in. In Moodle 2.8 the dashboard menu is intentionally removed due to Moodle including this by default. Unless there are bug fixes this will be the last Moodle 2.7 update. All future updates will be on the Moodle 2.8 version of this theme.

evolve-D v1 "Tin Lizzy"

Much like the Model T the evolve-D theme has interchangeable parts from other themes that are bolted onto the More theme to improve useability, functionality, style, and appeal.

Tin Lizzy Release Notes: - Custom full screen stylish frontpage - Enhancement of core theme "More" - Works with Moodle 2.7+ - Matching Mahara ePortfolio theme Download dbnmahara - Google Font Selector - Custom logo - Custom colors and backgrounds - Smarter navigation with My Courses and My Dashboard drop down menus - Bootstrap responsive design - Stylish block icons to enhance visuals - Can be changed from 2 column to 3 column by simply modifying the config.php file to change "columns2rt.php" to "columns3.php"

v1.0.2 "Tin Lizzy" November 2014 Fixes: - login.php template now centers the login form.

v1.0.1 "Tin Lizzy" September 2014 Fixes: - Forgot Password link on custom login page now goes to proper page. - If you want to use the default Moodle Login or https Logins you can do so. Go to Site Administration > Security > Site Policies and turn on Force Users to Login. This will activate the login template from the evolve-D theme which still allows for a fullscreen background plus some styling for the standard Moodle login.

Version information

Version build number
Version release name
2.0.1 Evolve-D / Dearborn Public Schools (Build: 2015041500)
Can be updated from
2.0.0 Evolve-D / Dearborn Public Schools (Build: 2015402) (2015040201)
Stable version
MD5 Sum
Supported software
Moodle 2.7
  • Latest release for Moodle 2.7

Version control information

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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