Themes ::: theme_handlebar
Maintained by Richard Oelmann
Theme_Handlebar is a child theme of Moodle's new core theme Boost. It is built on Bootstrap4 and Mustache templates. It adds a set of admin theme settings, such as presets and colours and also several custom block regions, including popup modal regions which do not appear on the main content of a page (and are only available for course pages).

Handlebar v3.3.1.2

Moodle 3.3, 3.4
Released: Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 2:54 PM

Theme_Handlebar is a child theme of Moodle's new core theme Boost.

It is built on Bootstrap4 and Mustache templates.

In addition to Boost's preset settings, Handlebar adds:

1. Presets - presets added by ftp/ssh to the theme/scss/presets folder will
be automatically added to the presets drop down, in addition to those uploaded
via the user interface.
2. Colours - additional brand colour pickers to fine tune the selected presets,
along with the standard pre/post raw scss custom settings.
3. Content - a footnote setting to add standard content into the footer space
4. Heading and images - add a page background image and a default heading background
image - the heading image can be overridden at a course level by adding an image
banner to the course summary files. A separate login page background image can also
be added.
5. Social networking icons - a panel of social icons can be created, including self-
defined icons.

Also, Handlebar is designed to utilise additional block regions - a TopBar region
which will host blocks horizontally and [COMING SOON] several block region 'pages'
which will pull out as sliders rather than occupy space on the main page.


Settings added to create student and staff links on pop up pages
Staff pop up page to replace course editing cog on main course page
Student pop up page to give course info - course summary/staff Add Turn Editing On button
Improve course images on myOverview Clone of Waxed
Added new TopBar custom block region

Version information

Version build number
Version release name
Can be updated from
v3.3.1.0, v3.3.1.1
Can be updated to
v3.5.0.1, v3.5.1.0, v3.5.1.1 (2018051301), v3.6.0.0 (2018121500), v3.7.0.0 (2019052600)
Stable version
MD5 Sum
Supported software
Moodle 3.3, Moodle 3.4
  • Latest release for Moodle 3.3
  • Latest release for Moodle 3.4

Version control information

Version control system (VCS)
VCS repository URL

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