Themes: FlexiBase

Maintained by Picture of Richard OelmannRichard Oelmann
This is the flexibase theme for Moodle. It is a Bootstrap3 theme, but uses flexbox to create the layouts, rather than the bootstrap grid. This theme depends upon Bas Brands' bootstrap theme for bootstrap3.
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About this theme

 * @package    theme_flexibase
 * @author     2015 Richard Oelmann
 * @copyright  2015 R. Oelmann
 * @parents    Bootstrap
 * @copyright  2014 Bas Brands
 * @credits    Essential - Julian Ridden, Gareth Barnard;
 *             Elegance - Julian Ridden, Danny Wahl;
 *             BCU - Jez H, Mike Grant
 *             Decaf - Paul Nichols
 *             Many others for non-specific but vital inspirations,
 *             suggestions and support
 * @license GNU GPL v3 or later

This is the flexibase theme for Moodle. It is a Bootstrap3 theme, but uses
flexbox to create the layouts, rather than the bootstrap grid.

This theme depends upon Bas Brands bootstrap theme for bootstrap3.

The aim of the theme is to provide an experimental format for making use of the
flexbox css layouts to provide greater options for administrators and to simplify
the layout code when considering rtl languages, editing on/off, use of side-bars
and docking as well as other factors which influence the layouts. The theme allows
administrators to choose layout structures for set page layout types (standard pre
and post, 2 pre, 2 post etc) from a settings page without the need to edit theme

The theme also makes use of less compilation on the fly through its settings pages.
It has a range of colour and branding options which affect the less variables, but
also makes use of a 'CustomLess' setting in the same manner as many themes have a
'CustomCSS' (as flexibase also does).

IMPORTANT NOTE: Older versions of IE do not support any version of the flexbox

  • IE9 and older: no support - Will appear in theme as if on a small screen (mobile first layout)
  • IE10: Legacy support, supported in theme - Should appear as designed
  • IE11+: Full support

I hope you find the theme useful. Please submit any comments and feedback via the forums or any bugs via the github issues page


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  • Picture of Richard Oelmann
    Wed, Apr 1, 2015, 11:24 PM
    Any word on timescales for approval - or anything i need to do?
  • Picture of Plugins bot
    Thu, Apr 2, 2015, 3:57 AM
    Version: v1.0.1 (2015031801)
    Prechecker results: 225 errors / 2051 warnings
  • Picture of David Mudrák
    Thu, Apr 2, 2015, 4:15 AM
    Hi Rachard. Sorry for the delay with the review.

    Yes, the prechecker coding style rules do not work well for the indentation in the theme layout files. After having this consulted with Eloy Lafuente (from the Moodle integration team), I have reported CONTRIB-5681. For now, please ignore all indentation related warnings/errors raised by the prechecker for your layout files.

    I am going to approve your theme now, thanks for all your work on the updates.

    For the next version, let me suggest to fix the usage of upper case letter in title strings (such as 'Main Header Logo' or 'Top Bar Logo'. The 'en' language pack shipped with the plugin should not use capitalised words in titles. It is a policy in Moodle UI that plugins should follow so they fit nicely into the Moodle UI.

    Good luck with the maintenance and further development of the theme. You are cleared to land now. Welcome to the Plugins directory!
  • Picture of David Mudrák
    Thu, Apr 2, 2015, 4:16 AM
    (and sorry for the typo in your name ...)
  • Picture of Richard Oelmann
    Thu, Apr 2, 2015, 4:36 AM
    Thanks David smile
    I'll take a look at those language strings over the weekend.
  • Picture of school of arty deolali
    Fri, Jun 12, 2015, 12:13 PM
    after installing plugins asks for register your site. how can i register my site offline?
  • Picture of Frank Leone
    Wed, Jul 15, 2015, 10:24 PM
    I would love to try this theme. Is it already usable for Moodle 2.9? Thanks a lot in advance!
  • Picture of Richard Oelmann
    Wed, Jul 15, 2015, 10:32 PM
    Yes it is usable on 2.9 and 3.0dev - that said there may be a few minor bits that need some tweaking, but if you come across any of those that I haven't already found, then I'm more than happy to fix them!
  • Picture of Frank Leone
    Thu, Jul 16, 2015, 12:05 AM
    Whow, that is impressionally fast service smile Thanks a lot, I will start using it directly and will let you know if there are any issues. Keep up the great work!
  • Picture of Anne-Laure Oo
    Tue, Sep 15, 2015, 2:54 PM
    Thank you for your theme. It's great . I think i will use it for my website.
    Just a tiny problem with the read more bouton.
    I went in the flexibase settings and typed an url (http://myurl) in the slide link area but it doesn't work. Is it normal?
    Thank you for your answer.
  • Picture of Richard Oelmann
    Tue, Sep 15, 2015, 4:33 PM
    Thanks Anne-Laure - it's a bug

    Corrected on github - will release in the plugins database as soon as I get opportunity
    The fix is quite simple
    flexibase > layout > includes > carousel2.php > line 82 change the href="#" to read href="<?php echo $slideurl; ?>"
  • Picture of Anne-Laure Oo
    Tue, Sep 15, 2015, 9:29 PM
    Thank you very much !
  • Picture of Peter James
    Fri, Oct 2, 2015, 5:12 PM
    Bootstrap has just updated and killed my flexibase theme, is there another setting I need to change or is it a bug in Flexibase, apologies if I saying something already known.
  • Picture of Richard Oelmann
    Fri, Oct 2, 2015, 5:39 PM
    I will update the version here as soon as I am able
  • Picture of Richard Oelmann
    Fri, Oct 2, 2015, 7:07 PM
    Updated on here and on github
    v1.0.1 relates to Mdl2.7/2.8 (but will work on Mdl29 with Bas' older versions of the parent bootstrap theme)
    v1.1.1 relates to Mdl2.9, but more specifically to Bas' updated theme_bootstrap and has that updated version as a dependency
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