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 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.
  • Picture of Giulia Covezzi
    Wed, 27 Sep 2017, 3:38 PM
    In the version for 3.3 I cannot access and set the competencies at the course level, becuase there is no more "Competencies" button in the Course Admin. Can anyone help me? Thanks
    Extra info:
    1. at the Website Admin-Level are competencies active and if I switch to other themes, I can still see and set them
    2. the theme is with the last plugins for Moodle 3.3 updated.
    I really like these theme and I would also keep it
  • Picture of Shaun Daubney
    Wed, 27 Sep 2017, 4:13 PM
    Hi Giulia. I'm hoping to fix these issues as soon as possible. Unfortunately I don't know what is causing them so I will have to start building the theme again from scratch.
  • Picture of Giulia Covezzi
    Thu, 28 Sep 2017, 4:03 PM
    Thanks Shaun, I hope to hear soon some good news!
  • Picture of Ratko Horvat
    Tue, 3 Oct 2017, 3:25 AM
    I have an issue with Aardvark theme > when displaying SCORM package in popup window, close button is not working. Have you encountered similar problem?
    Aardvark theme is 3.3.1, Moodle version 3.3.2.
  • Picture of mark dube
    Tue, 3 Oct 2017, 2:07 PM
    i just love this plugin. i install in my site and its work good. waiting for next updates.
  • Picture of Michal J
    Fri, 6 Oct 2017, 12:26 AM
    I have an isstu with new version of Aardvark theme - I cannot connect to my site via mobile app. I was solving this with moodle mobile app team. They made an fix, which was working before update. After update, you changed following functions in classes/core_render.php:

    public function get_logo_url
    public function get_compact_logo_url

    FYI, this is the exact error message returned by your site:

    logourl => Invalid response value detected: Invalid external api response: the value is "", the server was expecting "url" type

    so for now, I just uploaded previous core_render.php file to make my site accessible via mobile app

    Can you check this please?
    Thanks, Michal
  • Picture of Deborah Droll
    Mon, 20 Nov 2017, 3:50 AM
    Hello Aardvark Users, I am having trouble with lots of things. Can anyone help? All my social media icons do not work except FB. I can not add my google drive. I cannot add pictures to the front page. Dropbox will not add either. I cannot add events to the calendar. Is there an Aardvark tutorial or guidebook? Shawn, I need help with these problems. I have written gnonmio, and all they would say is to change the theme. I don't want to change the theme. I want help with these issues. Thanks in advance to anyone that can help me out! Deborah
  • Picture of Shaun Daubney
    Mon, 20 Nov 2017, 5:57 PM
    Hi Deborah. These issues aren't caused by Aardvark. At least I can't see how they would be. You can try another theme and see if you can recreate the issues. If the issues are only there in Aardvark then you could try uninstalling Aarvark and reinstalling it, but I can't see that the theme, especially Aardvark, would cause issues like this as it is not too far off of "clean".

    Make sure you are using the latest stable version of Moodle and Aardvark and tell me your URL so I can take a look for you.
  • It's only an avatar...
    Tue, 21 Nov 2017, 2:59 AM
    @Deborah what version of Moodle r u using?
  • Picture of Maicol Battistini
    Sat, 16 Dec 2017, 11:57 PM
    will this theme be updated to Moodle 3.4?
  • Picture of James Newman
    Fri, 19 Jan 2018, 9:55 PM
    Hopefully there will be a Moodle 3.4 update soon. Never had any problems with the theme until 3.4. I do love the theme.
  • Picture of Arbian Shkodra
    Thu, 1 Feb 2018, 3:57 AM
    i'm using moodle 3.2 and i want to set a logo in to Aardvark theme. How can i do it?
  • Picture of Gaurav mehta
    Sat, 3 Feb 2018, 10:13 PM
    A debt of gratitude is in order for conveying this to my consideration John. I'm investigating it right now however I don't know why it's doing that.
  • Picture of David Dinh
    Thu, 8 Feb 2018, 11:55 AM

    I just upgraded my development site to Moodle 3.4.1 and also upgraded theme Academi to version theme_academi_moodle34_2017110900 but ran into an issue where my testing site is no longer recognize aardvark theme. Is there a way to fix this issue? Here is what I'm seeing on Moodle version 3.4.1

    aardvark theme_aardvark 2017092700 Disabled Uninstall Additional Missing from disk!

    Thank you
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