Themes: Aardvark

Maintained by Picture of Shaun Daubney Shaun Daubney
The original 'menubar' based theme for Moodle, evolved for the modern student. If you like it, please show some love by clicking "favourite" ( ♥ ) below!
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Over the past 10 years Moodle has integrated some of the features that have made Aardvark so popular into its core system, including custom menu and user menu.

The theme now features a simple flat look with inspiration taken from Flat UI and Google's material design and applies them beautifully to a bootstrap base.


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Shaun Daubney (Lead maintainer): Shaun is the main creator and maintainer of the Aardvark project and is an eLearning developer based at Newbury College.
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Mary Evans: Mary contributes a lot towards this theme and has been a great supporter of the project since its early days.
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  • Picture of harold del carpio
    Sat, 18 Mar 2017, 6:48 AM
    Hello, I have 2 requests:

    1.- website url, can open a new page
    2.- general alert, have a button to close the alert

    For the moment I solve it by placing the following text in its respective field:

    1.- "target =" _ blank "
    2.- <button type = "button" class = "close" date-dismiss = "alert"> & times; </ button> alert text

    Sorry for the translation

  • Picture of Daniel Reyes
    Wed, 22 Mar 2017, 6:08 AM
    AYUDA URGENTE - Moodle 2.5
    Hello!! I have a problem with this theme in the quiz. What happens is that when rating a development question, the new window is left blank .in the route ../mod/quiz/comment.php?attempt=42822&slot=1
    any ideas?. Only happens in using this theme.

    Thank you!!
  • Picture of Rafael Mattos
    Wed, 29 Mar 2017, 8:11 AM
    Aadvark doesn't actually work under the latest Moodle 3.0 release.

    After being annoyed for quite some time about the plugin updater notifying me about a new Aadvark version, despite said version not installing properly due to required Moodle version (Aadvark 3.1 requires 2016052300 while my Moodle 3.0 install is version 2015111609.00), I decided to download Aadvark 3.1 (2016081900) myself, modify version.php inside the zip, repack, uninstall my current Aadvark (version 2015110900) then upgrade with the repacked zip...

    Result: After setting theme to Aadvark with theme selector, my Moodle site is completely blank, except for the top bar (which is in a light grey color, and the top right dropdown menu doesn't actually work)

    Luckily I had backed up the virtual machine so I simply rolled back, but it would be best to not to advertise Aadvark 3.1 as being supported on Moodle 3.0, since it really isn't.
  • Picture of Rick W
    Thu, 13 Apr 2017, 2:29 PM
    Hi Shaun, and Mary,
    Love the theme, but have just upgraded one of our sites from 3.1.1 (Aardvark 3.1) to 3.2.2+ (upgrading Aardvark to 3.2) and the Aardvark theme appears broken. When we click to open a Lesson, we get the message "Exception - Call to a member function get() on null" on a white screen, and no Moodle menus (have to click back arrow to get back). The error disappears when we change to the Boost theme. Any thoughts on this? Is it a bug? Thanks for your work on the theme.
  • Picture of Shaun Daubney
    Thu, 13 Apr 2017, 4:48 PM
    Rafael Mattos - Sounds like the problem was caused by you downloading and modifying the Aardvark theme. Each version has certain dependencies tied to the current version we are running here, so I try to set that as the minimum. It sounds like your install couldn't meet those dependencies and if you force it to install then you will get problems. Aardvark 3.1 is designed to work with Moodle 3.1, etc.

    Unfortunately I am the only developer on this theme (although I occasionally receive contributions) and I only have a very small amount of time to work on it. The work I do is primarily to benefit the students here but I like to share so that others can potentially make use of what I do.

    Like any open source project, I would always recommend installing on a development server first and/or taking a backup of your installation. If you want a much more 'stable' theme with more developers working on it, then I would recommend using the built-in ones.
  • Picture of Shaun Daubney
    Thu, 13 Apr 2017, 4:49 PM
    Daniel Reyes - I'm sorry I do not have access to a server with Moodle 2.5 on it. Maybe someone else can help.
  • Picture of Shaun Daubney
    Thu, 13 Apr 2017, 7:30 PM
    Rick W - Hi Rick, I'm afraid I'm not that familiar with the lesson module however I have just created one on our Moodle 3.2.2+ dev site with (Aarvark 3.2) and it doesn't seem to have any problems. Try uninstalling Aarvark and reinstalling it to see if that helps.

    Sorry I can't be much more help, but it is working just fine here. I'm happy to take a look if email me with access to your site and point me in direction of the temperamental activity.
  • Picture of Sergio Renato Aldana Alvarez
    Fri, 5 May 2017, 11:48 PM
    In safari private message notifications and the ATTO text editor do not work properly
  • Picture of Alice Hansberger
    Tue, 20 Jun 2017, 7:42 PM
    it's better to updates the bar often.. i gave you what you asked for smile

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  • Picture of uma kumari
    Thu, 6 Jul 2017, 3:03 PM
    i was used these plugins to my's working superb. ..
  • Picture of esteban sadas
    Wed, 2 Aug 2017, 9:31 PM
  • Picture of John Revell
    Sun, 27 Aug 2017, 11:19 PM
    Hi! Thanks for the great theme! The best looking one out there! Just updated to 3.3 and I'm having a small issu with grade export.
    When I try to export grades in XLS or ODS I just get a page full of symbols, no file or anything.

    I have tried it with the Boost theme loaded and exporting works so I think it might be something to do with the theme.

    Any ideas? Thanks!
  • Picture of Shaun Daubney
    Mon, 18 Sep 2017, 5:21 PM
    Thanks for bringing this to my attention John. I'm looking into it at the moment but I'm not sure why it's doing that.
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