Themes: Morecandy

theme_morecandy
Maintained by It's only an avatar... Mary Evans
Morecandy is a simple theme based on the More theme, but contains a different look to the expanded block titles.
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Morecandy

Morecandy has the added ability for Admins to add a Carousel slide-show to the site topic area, and also within the topic areas of the course pages. The individual images can be uploaded using the Text Editor, so this makes it easier for Admins and Editing teachers.

My intention for this theme is to keep building on it and add 'more candy' such as a 'dropdown' hidden block region like Aardvark Post-IT had, Marketing blocks, and other functionality.

You  can add marketing spots in any section of the frontpage where there is either a 'Welcome note' or a 'Footnote' area in the Morecandy setting's page.

The HTML is pretty simple: This adds two sections to the page wherever you wish to add them.

<div class="container-fluid">
<div class="row-fluid">
<div class="span6">
<h2>What's new?</h2>
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<p>
<a class="btn" href="https://moodle.com">View details »</a>
</p>
</div>
<div class="span6">
<h2>Is it free?</h2>
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<p>
<a class="btn" href="https://moodle.com">View details »</a>
</p>
</div>
</div>

Customising the Frontpage

Just read the text in the image below and follow the arrows to see how easily you can change the frontpage of your Moodle site to suit your organisation.

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  • Picture of Andrea Pruccoli
    Wed, 22 Jul 2015, 4:50 PM
    Hi Mary, I've installed your theme on my installation of Moodle 2.9, and I had an issue with the home link in the navbar.
    When I click on it, it redirects me to "404 not found", and says the link is pointing to mywebsite/my/.
    I managed to solve the problem looking into the code in the banner.php file, where I found that the html link element had href="<'. $CFG->wwwroot .'>" as attribute; so I deleted the angle brackets and then the link was redirecting to the right page.
    I don't know if it was an issue only to me, but I hope this post will be helpful for others.
  • It's only an avatar...
    Thu, 23 Jul 2015, 7:14 AM
    https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=316493#p1268914
    The answer is in that link.
    Sadly since that comment, there has been a a death in the family and so I have not had time to fix this theme.
    So sorry for the inconvenience.
    Regards
    Mary
  • It's only an avatar...
    Sat, 1 Aug 2015, 6:23 PM
    Hi...if you are reading this then you must be subscribed to the Morecandy theme 'comments' page.
    This is to let you know that there is a new revised updated theme for 2.9. Be sure you upgrade to the latest version of Moodle 2.9 to benefit from the changes to the theme.
  • Picture of leslie tindale
    Wed, 23 Sep 2015, 12:56 AM
    Is the theme not available anymore ??
  • It's only an avatar...
    Wed, 23 Sep 2015, 3:55 AM
    It will be shortly...there was a problem with the way the icons were generated as a font rather than an image and this became a bug that stopped the theme from working correctly in Moodle
  • Just wondering . . .
    Sat, 28 Nov 2015, 5:03 PM
    Mary, is it shortly yet? If yes, I'd like to have a look at it. Working through all the bootstrap based themes here.

    -Derek
  • It's only an avatar...
    Sat, 19 Dec 2015, 3:05 AM
    The answer is "yes" Derek this theme is downloadable
  • Just wondering . . .
    Sat, 19 Dec 2015, 5:31 PM
    Cool. Tx Mary.

    -Derek
  • Just wondering . . .
    Thu, 24 Dec 2015, 5:00 PM
    I didn't read properly last time I posted. Does this work with Moodle 3.0?

    -Derekl
  • It's only an avatar...
    Fri, 25 Dec 2015, 10:11 AM
    Yes The 2.9 version should work ok.
  • Picture of Rene Folse
    Tue, 5 Jul 2016, 12:12 PM
    Hi Mary:

    I just upgraded from Moodle 1.9 to 3.1 over the three day weekend. Morecandy works great. I am trying to catch up with all the new features etc. On the front page of the old version I used labels to identify my faculty. One label for each with a small photograph. I have about ten of these. BUT in Morecandy the photographs all display icon sized similar to the "separator icon" shown on your diagram in the documentation. I tried hand coding with various html syntax and in all cases the photos in each label display as an icon size. If I use a label inside any course it works fine with the photograph sized properly adjacent to the text. Thus I confirmed that my HTML syntax to display a photo full sized works on any label inserted anywhere except on the front page. Then I placed an HTML block on the first page and used the identical HTML in the block, and again it displayed properly. I changed themes to Clean and More and each faculty photo displays properly in a label in the center of the front page. So I have more or less isolated this down to a nuance of the label when used only in the center of the front page and only with the Morecandy theme. I suspect there is CSS code somewhere that translates all photographs to "separator icon" size and my photographs of faculty become icons instead of normal sized photos. Tomorrow I will take a look at the theme code to see if there is anything obvious I can tinker with. Meanwhile any suggestions you might have would be much appreciated.
  • It's only an avatar...
    Tue, 5 Jul 2016, 4:38 PM
    Hi,
    Thanks for using Morcandy!
    There was an issue with Frontpage images which I thought I had fixed.
    Which version of Morcandy did you install?
    I need to recheck as it looks like that bug is still there!
    Mary
  • Picture of jerome deboeuf
    Wed, 6 Jul 2016, 1:15 AM
    hello,
    sorry for my english but I am french ...
    I have a problem with this theme in Moodle 3.1:
    I cannot place blocks in the central part. There are only courses displayed on them.
    However, in your first screenshot, there are many blocks in the middle ...
    can you help me with this please?
    thanks
    jerome deboeuf
  • It's only an avatar...
    Wed, 6 Jul 2016, 3:55 AM
    Hi,
    That is the Dashboard page... smile
    Bonsoir Jerome,
    L'image dont vous parlez est le tableau de bord!

    smile Mary
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