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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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  • Picture of Gustavo Cardoso Martins
    Thu, Jan 8, 2015, 10:20 PM
    Great Shaun, from my open points, now everything solved! Thanks!
  • Picture of sentient consultant
    Wed, Jan 14, 2015, 12:30 PM
    Hi Shaun,

    I am using Aardvark for my upcoming site. I have a very basic question for you. I want to use font awesome for majority of the icons instead of pngs. e.g. I would like to use font awesome fa-plus instead of the existing collapsed.png. Is there an easy way to achieve this? What all changes do I need to do.

    Really appreciate your help in this direction.

  • It's only an avatar...
    Thu, Jan 15, 2015, 9:26 PM
    I can answer that, although it is easy to accomplish it will not work for all the icons in Moodle only those that respond to the renderer you use. Father than ask this question here can you ask the same thing in the Moodle Themes Forum? Cheers Mary

  • It's only an avatar...
    Thu, Jan 15, 2015, 9:42 PM
    Further to my last comment the renderer you need to use is similar to this one ... but it needs altering to enable fonts rather than the sprite icons that renderer was written for. But changing it and adding Font Awesome is pretty easy...well I think so...if you Google it I am sure you will find a forum post that either Gareth Barnard or myself have written which explains it all.
  • Picture of Bradley Bishop
    Fri, Jan 30, 2015, 10:59 PM
    Hi, does this theme have the option of embedding YouTube videos?
  • It's only an avatar...
    Fri, Jan 30, 2015, 11:55 PM
    Hi Bradley, things like embedding media files is not a Theme limited option, it is freely available in Moodle itself, you just need to make sure that it has Admin permissions to add embedded files, Check out the Moodle Docs about embedding files.
  • محمد علی اکبری
    Sat, Jan 31, 2015, 3:00 PM
    Is this theme support RTL languages?
  • Picture of Ewald Dreesmann
    Wed, Feb 4, 2015, 12:46 AM

    I would like to have not only the Google-Play- and Itunes-Store but also the Windows-Store implemented in Aardvaark.

    Maybe that's no big thing?

    Thanks for this great theme ...
  • Picture of Indranil Mallick
    Tue, Feb 17, 2015, 7:38 PM
    Hi, I have a 2.7 site with Aardvark and I love the theme. In some computers running IE 8 the background shows as a bright orange color when on all other systems its set as a faint gray. I can't figure this out from any of the settings. Sorry I have no programming experience and am new to moodle.
    My site is at
  • Picture of Chris Chapman
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015, 8:36 PM
    great to see this back for the latest release, great work Shuan My personal fav theme. Have you got fontAwesome included anywhere? and I cant seem to drag and dop blocks but it may be something to do with some old mods I made in good old Aardvark Penguin- but unusre -will get back to you.
  • 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.

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