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Themes: Aardvark

Maintained by Picture of Shaun Daubney Shaun Daubney
The original menubar based theme for Moodle rewritten for Moodle 2.5+ to draw its base from Bootstrap.
Moodle 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4

The original menubar based theme for Moodle rewritten for Moodle 2.5+ to draw its base from Bootstrap.

The theme features customised icons and a profile section in the menubar ported from the previous version but with a more modern interface that adapts to different devices.

Two other new features added to this latest version are General Alert and Snow Alert. Allowing easy implementation of alerts to users for events such as Student Council Meetings, Charity Events or Snow Closures.

Inspiration taken from the Essential theme by Julian Ridden for the block icons.

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  • Renato
    Wed, Mar 11, 2015, 9:28 PM
    Hello Shaun !!
    My name is Renato, I am Brazilian and I currently live in Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul - Brazil, I have several projects in Moodle and would like to use your Template AARDVARK make some customizations, including the insertion of a logo in the header and bottom of the main page of the model. You could help me fast And How Can I Do these inserts?

    Thank you very much !!

    Renato Nicodemus
  • Picture of Lorenzzo Mollinar
    Tue, Mar 31, 2015, 3:35 AM
    When a student clicks on My Courses appears this error screen below, which can be? Can you help?

    Coding error detected and should be fixed by a programmer: PHP catchable fatal error

    Debug info: Argument 1 passed to forum_is_user_group_discussion() must be an instance of cm_info, null given, called in [dirroot]/mod/forum/lib.php on line 1379 and defined
    Error code: codingerror
    Stack trace:
    line 393 of /lib/setuplib.php: coding_exception thrown
    line 1404 of /mod/forum/lib.php: call to default_error_handler()
    line 1379 of /mod/forum/lib.php: call to forum_is_user_group_discussion()
    line 1474 of /mod/forum/lib.php: call to forum_filter_user_groups_discussions()
    line 43 of /blocks/course_overview/locallib.php: call to forum_print_overview()
    line 75 of /blocks/course_overview/block_course_overview.php: call to block_course_overview_get_overviews()
    line 294 of /blocks/moodleblock.class.php: call to block_course_overview->get_content()
    line 236 of /blocks/moodleblock.class.php: call to block_base->formatted_contents()
    line 1002 of /lib/blocklib.php: call to block_base->get_content_for_output()
    line 1054 of /lib/blocklib.php: call to block_manager->create_block_contents()
    line 361 of /lib/outputrenderers.php: call to block_manager->ensure_content_created()
    line 27 of /theme/aardvark/layout/head.php: call to core_renderer->standard_head_html()
    line 25 of /theme/aardvark/layout/columns3.php: call to require()
    line 877 of /lib/outputrenderers.php: call to include()
    line 807 of /lib/outputrenderers.php: call to core_renderer->render_page_layout()
    line 167 of /my/index.php: call to core_renderer->header()
  • Picture of Tara McGrath
    Wed, Apr 15, 2015, 11:39 AM
    Hi could someone please point me in the right direction for centering the Aarvark theme to disable the main stage from expanding full screen?
  • Picture of Nagy Gábor Zsolt
    Thu, May 21, 2015, 9:51 PM
    Hi Shaun,

    With my latest Aardvark theme deployment I had a problem that the fixed header was relative big (160 pixel) and when using hash tag links in the courses the content of the anchors was covered by the header. I needed to offset the anchors for fix this.
    After digging the net I have found I have found a solution that can be read here: Hope you can use this in your next build.

  • Picture of Marius Matei
    Tue, May 26, 2015, 12:12 PM

    i have a visual problem when i have more than 4 languages in bar.
    can you help me fix this?

    thank you.

  • Picture of Shaun Daubney
    Mon, Jun 1, 2015, 5:03 PM
    Sorry for not being around as much. I will hopefully get some time to look at Aardvark again during the summer holidays so please if anyone has any suggested edits, please let me know. I really do want to try and get this project on to GIT but have terrible trouble with the firewall here making it pretty much impossible.
  • Picture of Nathan Bruley
    Wed, Jun 3, 2015, 2:45 AM
    I'm running Aardvark 2.6.4 on Moodle 2.6.5+. Internet Explorer 9 users are experiencing an issue where info is not getting populated after clicking the link icon in html editor. For example, the window title is {#advlink_dig.title} and tab {#advlink_dlg.general_tab}. Other browsers we use seem to be fine. Would upgrading Aardvark theme help? Thanks!
  • Picture of Shaun Daubney
    Wed, Jun 3, 2015, 2:52 AM
    Have you tried it with other themes? Also have you checked if IE is running in compatability mode? IE by default uses compatability mode to run intranet sites, but compatability mode doesn't work well with Moodle. We had issues from Moodle 2.5 and up because of IE forcing compatability mode on.

    check with another theme and if it's still a problem then check compatability mode, and if it's still a problem then... well I'm afraid you may have to call time on IE9
  • Picture of Nathan Bruley
    Wed, Jun 3, 2015, 3:01 AM
    I haven't tried other themes, but there's a good chance it is in compatibility mode because we had to force compatibility mode via group policy for the hospital due to other programs requiring it. Many users require IE9 due to other programs. Maybe we can figure out a way to enforce compatibility mode only for IE10 and greater, but I'm not sure how to do that. This is most likely the issue then, because I think it started happening about the time we put that into place. The users that use Moodle editor the most could potentially be upgraded to IE11 which doesn't have the issue since they don't require the same programs as clinical personnel... Would other themes have the same issue do you think? Browser compatibility continues to be a headache for developers and IT support...
  • Picture of Shaun Daubney
    Wed, Jun 3, 2015, 3:05 AM
    I would guess that the issue would be the same on another theme as Aardvark doesn't actually affect the HTML editor.
  • It's only an avatar...
    Wed, Jun 3, 2015, 5:25 AM
    Hi Nathan
    Try using Afterburner and see if that has the same problem?
    You can test this yourself secretly if you set Site Administration > Appearance > Themes > Theme settings
    "Allow theme change in URL"
    Follow the information given below that setting.
    Basically all that does is allows you to add
    or any other theme name just after your site URL for example
  • Picture of Nathan Bruley
    Thu, Jun 11, 2015, 2:13 AM
    Changing the theme to afterburner doesn't affect it. What is weird is that our backup server doesn't have an issue, and it is basically a copy of the production server. We had some issues with data loss from the moodledata folder, but I don't think that would affect this(?). Also, after installing Chrome, a user said the issue was resolved, but after uninstalling Chrome, they say it is again a problem, even though they are using IE11. I haven't confirmed 100% that the Chrome uninstall triggered the return of the issue; I can hardly think that would affect IE, and can't verify until Monday. Very strange.
  • Picture of Nathan Bruley
    Thu, Jun 11, 2015, 4:42 AM
    I reinstalled TinyMCE and still no luck. I will move this discussion to the main forum since it isn't an Aardvark issue.
  • Picture of Victor Hugo
    Tue, Jun 23, 2015, 7:28 AM
    how does you changed the background color?
  • Picture of Andre Kruger
    Thu, Jul 2, 2015, 9:47 PM
    Hi, just want to know if anyone have used the current version of Aardvark on Moodle 2.9?
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