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Themes: Archaius

Maintained by Picture of Daniel Munera Daniel Munera
Archaius is a moodle theme with several options to customize your Moodle


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What is new

Thanks to the interview David Mudrák and Tim Hunt gave me a hint to be able to store user preferences to save the state of lateral blocks. Because of that, if you hide the lateral blocks, them will remain hidden the next time you go back to that specific page.

Thanks a lot to Barbara Ramiro and David for their suggestions, I will try to improve everything you said.


Archaius is a moodle theme with several options to customize your Moodle:

  • Social Icon options (facebook, twitter, youtube, linkedin)
  • Upload background image for login page
  • Upload logo.
  • Upload mobile logo.
  • Footnote.
  • Background color.
  • Header and footer color.
  • Tabs color (to be used with blocks titles).
  • Color for the current block tab (block titles).
  • Color of the current item in custom menu.
  • Activation of the collapsible topics effect.
  • Activation of the hide/show blocks effect.
  • Activation frontpage slideshow.
  • Custom CSS.
  • Custom Javascript in footer.
  • Color of custom menu.
  • Set timeout of the slider.
  • Set height of the front page slider (pixels).

Need a hack hand or want to support me

Yo support my work you can buy me a beer using the following option:

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If you need a hack hand you can contact using the contact form of my blog or sending a private message here.



to all people that helped me with my master project, I already delivered it, so, I am going to have time to write code instead of my thesis. I hope I can fix all issues and implement all improvements soon and release an amazing version. .

Do you want to help me to improve this theme?


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  • Picture of Amanda Rablin
    Mon, Apr 4, 2016, 8:06 AM
    We have used this theme on our site for a few years and are testing the 3.0 version of moodle. Most of our courses use the OneTopic format and with the most recent version of both plugins the design of onetopic breaks with this theme. The tabs views do not display correctly. The section name is shown under the tab and it is off center. The OneTopic option works in other theme just fine but we would really like to keep Archaius. Do you have any suggestions?
  • Picture of Dianellys Juarbe
    Wed, Jun 1, 2016, 4:43 AM
    Hi, Im having this problem with the CSS.
    I have a .CSV with couple of columns (maybe 8 or 10) considering the custom profile fields. When Moodle shows me the preview table with the errors, It does not provide me with a scrolling bar so that I can navigate withing the table and see the errors. I know it can be fixed with custom css line, but I think this should be resolved for future theme upgrades. It has happened in both Archaius installations I have.
  • Picture of Dianellys Juarbe
    Wed, Jun 1, 2016, 4:44 AM
    This is when making Upload users with .CSV UTF 8.
  • Picture of Эдуард Скуматов
    Tue, Jun 14, 2016, 11:49 AM
    We switched to a version of Moodle 3.1, and we have the beginning of a problem with the menu.
    When will Arhaius version for Moodle 3.1?
    Or you need to do in ipravleniya Arhaius Tigris v-1.4.7
  • Picture of Jo Mol
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016, 12:33 AM
    Hi! Daniel

    Thanks to this theme who is really good !

    Can I ask you a question?

    Is it possible that we can access to a moodle with this theme in a complete free demo before you can integrate this beautiful theme on our site?

    Thank you in advance !
  • Picture of Eloy Fernández Quirós
    Tue, Jul 12, 2016, 9:57 PM
    Hola Daniel,

    Ante todo, gracias por el tema, es muy muy útil (y chulo). ¿Es posible hacer que desaparezca la cabecera del player de SCORM? Ocupan un montón de espacio que preferiría tener libre para que los usuarios no tengan que utilizar la barra de desplazamiento.

    Gracias por adelantado!

    Hi Daniel,

    On the first place, let me thank you for the theme, it's really useful (and cool). Is it possible to remove headers from the SCORM player? They take a lot of space that I would prefer to be able to use for the content itself, so the users don't need to use the scrollbar.

    Thanks in advance!
  • Picture of Pascal Latten
    Fri, Jul 15, 2016, 8:08 PM
    @ Эдуард Скуматов,
    I had the same issue with the menu block on the left side when migrating to Moodle 3.1.1.
    Easy solution is to change the boilerplate.css stylesheet of Archaius:
    ul, ol { margin: 0 0 1.5em 1.5em; }

    @Daniel, when will Archaius be compatible for Moodle 3.1.1?
  • Picture of Daniel Munera
    Fri, Jul 15, 2016, 8:38 PM
    Hi Pascal,

    I am planning to make a release the first week of august.

  • Picture of Pascal Latten
    Fri, Jul 15, 2016, 11:02 PM
    Thnx Daniel; when you have a test version ready please send me a pm (when possible)

    ps: I also had issues with the radio buttons, for that I have added:
    .mform .fgroup > span {
    display: inline-block;
    margin-top: 5px;

    And the tabs (preview, edit, reports, grade essays) are not shown correctly.
  • Picture of Felicia Marson
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016, 5:51 PM
    Hi Daniel, may I know whether there is any way to have different colors for header and footer? Great plugin by the way!

    Thank you in advance!

  • AOSIS Giovanni Vosloo
    Fri, Aug 12, 2016, 3:53 PM
    Hi Daniel,

    First of all, you have created a very good featured/functional theme that looks good and is very easy to customise with CSS. Thank you for the contribution to the Moodle community.

    I would just like to know what your plans are to make your theme compatible with Moodle 3.1. There are many Moodle admins that would love to upgrade their sites, but they cannot due to the theme holding them back.

    Looking forward to your updates. Once again, GREAT job!!
  • Picture of Daniel Munera
    Fri, Aug 12, 2016, 9:56 PM
    Hi Giovanni,

    Thanks for your kind words, It is sad to hear my theme is a problem for some people to upgrade to Moodle 3.1.

    I haven't upgraded my theme, because I decided to make a huge change, so, I am working on it. I want to finish the update before a presentation I am going to make in MoodleMoot Colombia (August 29th), I hope I can finish by then.

    As a more personal comment because I have received a lot of messages about this:

    I am doing what I can to try to finish my updates, but, this is not my job, I didn't get paid for it. Every hour I work on this project is an hour that my actual contractor is not going to pay me. I am building a personal project, so, I need to work more 'paid hours' to earn money to finish it.

    DESPITE ALL OF THIS , THIS IS WHAT I HAVE DONE: => it is a really bad video but gives a hint about what I am building.


    If you really need my theme real quick for Moodle 3.1, feel free to fork my github repo and make the changes you need:

    Best regards and sorry for the inconvenience I am causing,
  • Picture of Kimmely Sanders
    Tue, Aug 16, 2016, 11:42 PM

    I have a very simple question that I hope you'll be able to help me with. Is there anyway to change the width of the navigation pane in the theme? As it is now, some of my course titles are getting cut off...I've tried configuring the trim settings in the block, but so far that hasn't helped.

  • Picture of Daniel Munera
    Tue, Aug 16, 2016, 11:55 PM
    Hi Kimmely!!

    Sadly, in the current version of the theme the left and right sections of the layout have a fix width (200px). Fortunately, I have been working on that improvement since last week.

    Best regards,
  • AOSIS Giovanni Vosloo
    Wed, Aug 17, 2016, 9:16 PM
    Thanks for your updates Daniel, we are looking forward to the new version.
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