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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!
Moodle 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8
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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  • Picture of Shaun Daubney
    Mon, Sep 28, 2015, 4:16 PM
    Is that specific to Aardvark or other Bootstrap themes too?
  • Picture of Paul Reizlein
    Mon, Sep 28, 2015, 5:20 PM
    Specific to Aardvark, clean theme works fine.
  • Picture of Shaun Daubney
    Mon, Sep 28, 2015, 5:23 PM
    Thanks Paul. I've located the issue and uploaded a fix. The issue was that img had a max-width of 100%.
  • Picture of Paul Reizlein
    Mon, Sep 28, 2015, 6:30 PM
    Thank you Shaun smile
  • Picture of marco cassisa
    Wed, Sep 30, 2015, 4:36 AM
    We really appreciate aardvark theme at our school and the 2.9 version is glorious! The only issue is that menu-action-text become white and thus unreadable when mouse's over because of the menu's background color (white). I also opened an issue on github
  • Picture of Shaun Daubney
    Wed, Sep 30, 2015, 4:39 AM
    Thanks Marco, that's a really nice compliment. I'll fix the menu issue in the morning.
  • Picture of Shaun Daubney
    Wed, Sep 30, 2015, 4:44 PM
    Hi Marco, I've had a look this morning and can't recreate your issue.
    Two things...

    - Could you please email me the URL of your site with a login (it doesn't have to be admin, just a basic one) so I can see the issue on your site to
    - Have you checked the Aardvark settings to make sure your hover colour isn't set to white / #ffffff?
  • Picture of Shaun Daubney
    Fri, Oct 2, 2015, 5:15 PM
    Isoltaed this issue to the actionmenu not usermenu (my confusion). Fixed in v2.9.3
  • Picture of Tom Coffey
    Sat, Oct 3, 2015, 12:09 AM
    Shaun - The new version looks great; I've been a user for a while and appreciate all the work!
    Is there a way to change the background color on the alert (theme_aardvark | generalalert) that I am missing or somewhere in the code I could edit? I think the 'snowalert' was taken out in a recent version and we'd like to tone the red alert color down a little.
  • Picture of Carlos André
    Sat, Oct 3, 2015, 10:39 PM
    quero agrede a você pelo belo tema, eu instalei no meu moodle 2.9.1 só que a função Adicionar uma atividade ou recurso fica travada, abre mas não conseguimos fazer nada fica congelada como fazer para resolver esse problema fico no aguardo
  • Picture of Exam Pariksha
    Sun, Oct 4, 2015, 5:55 PM
    Hey Shaun,
    I am running moodle 2.9 and the latest version of your amazing theme but there seems to be some problem with the ajax.
    For example when i click on the "Add an activity or resource" link the box opens but nothing works as the browser tab becomes unresponsive. I have to refresh it again. The same problem happens when i click on "Add Question" button. It opens a box in translucent state and gets stuck there. The problem doesn't occurs when I switch to a different theme.
    any help would be much appreciated.
    Thank You.
  • Picture of Toni Soto
    Sun, Oct 4, 2015, 6:29 PM
    Hi Shaun,

    I also want to thank you for your contribution. Your theme is wonderful. We used it last year and we're still going with it this year with our 2.9 moodle version. But I have to confirm the same bug reported by Exam Pariksha in the previous message. When we click on the "Add an activity or resource" link the box opens but nothing works as the browser tab becomes unresponsive. I had to change the theme temporarily because teachers couldn't add neither resources nor activities since the last update. I tested it with Firefox and Chrome under Linux and when I switched to a different theme the problem disappears. In other words, I'm reporting the same issue of Exam Pariksha.

    Thank you Shaun
  • Picture of Exam Pariksha
    Sun, Oct 4, 2015, 6:42 PM
    Hey Toni,
    A temporary fix for the "Add activity or resource" problem is to navigate to "Site Administration=>Appearance=>AJAX and Javascript page" and uncheck the "Activity chooser default" option. Now you would be able to add activities or resources without switching the theme. This is just a temporary fix that will disable ajax functionality for that area.
  • Picture of Shaun Daubney
    Sun, Oct 4, 2015, 9:34 PM
    Sorry about this guys. That z-index "fix" turned out not to be much of a fix at all. It fixed one thing whilst breaking countless other things so it's been removed in the freshly uploaded 2.9.5

    Hopefully there aren't too many other bugs.
  • Picture of Zeid Fanous
    Mon, Oct 5, 2015, 4:27 AM
    Hi all,

    Is there a way i can add a center block to the frontpage. If that is not an option, is there a way i can make the 'site news' frontpage above the topic section?.

    what i want to do is to add an image above the site news, but this is not possible as anything added will be on top it. This is why i was thinking of adding a block to the front page. I am using Moodle 2.8 with the awesome aardvark theme smile .. Thanks for your help,
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