Themes ::: theme_simple
Maintained by Web ICT ZHAW
Simple design, follows the best practice of responsive web design.

Simple 1.6

Moodle 2.4, 2.5, 2.6
Released: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 5:35 PM
Version 1.6 for Moodle 2.4 - 2.6

For Moodle 2.1 - 2.3 visite:
For Moodle 2.7 visite:

Simple template extends the standard theme
Key Features
- Simple design
- Multi device optimized: "Simple" follows the best practice of using responsive web design, namely serving the same HTML for devices and using only CSS media queries to decide the rendering on each device
- Easy to change the template color (possible to use different colors for different departments)
- The front-page design uses blocks in the content area and displaying them as boxes
- Changeable columns and height in "My home" for each user
- Changeable font size for each user

How to change the default template color?
Substitute #0164A7 with your hex color in style/simple.css

How to use different colors for different departments?
a) create folder new templat folder e.g. name: xyz, color: #E0922E

b) create xyz/config.php
$THEME->name = 'xyz';
$THEME->parents = array('simple','standard','base');
$THEME->sheets = array('skin');
$THEME->enable_dock = true;

c) create xyz/style/skin.css
#page-mod-quiz-edit .questionbankwindow div.header,
#dockeditempanel .dockeditempanel_hd,
background-color: #E0922E !important;

d) create xyz/pix/logo.png

e) create xyz/pix/screenshot.png

More infos about Moodle Themes:

Version information

Version build number
Version release name
Can be updated from
1.2 (2013032100), 1.3 (2013041800), 1.4 (2013051700), 1.5 (2013061900), 1.6 (2014021200)
Stable version
MD5 Sum
Supported software
PHP 5.3, PHP 5.2, PHP 5.1, PHP 5.4, Moodle 2.4, Moodle 2.5, Moodle 2.6, PHP 5.5
  • Latest release for Moodle 2.4
  • Latest release for Moodle 2.5
  • Latest release for Moodle 2.6

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 to finish the installation