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Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 1.9. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version is available here: Themes.

Intro change getting ready for 2.0

Want to change intro. "Theme" is MoodleSpeak for a new user. Why are people here? To find site admin settings, to change the look of their Moodle site, course,page etc. Or they are lost. I suggest (bold indicates needed links):


A Moodle theme is a defined set of fonts, colors and layouts that a user sees with their web browser. Moodle comes with a standard set of installed themes. There is a large free library available to view and download.

A different installed theme can be selected by the site administrator, teacher, or student for different Contexts. Site administrators can create or customize an existing theme and make it available on their site.

Update needed for 1.9

Note to file for somebody's "round to it" list. The template {{Themes}} subjects are inconsistent in their content. Nothing on a theme's config.php settings. Nothing about how /pix work. There are references to 1.5.4 ! Nothing about the "new" theme format which I think was introduced in 1.8. Sigh.

For example, I know that in 1.9.x, the theme can determine the default user pictures f1 & f2. The chameleon theme will change the smiling moodle cake to an silhouette when a user has not uploaded a picture. I know this is located in the moodle/theme/pix/u folder. Apparently when the theme config.php setting has $THEME->custompix = true; then the default is in the moodle/pix/u folder. Thus the theme selection can automatically switch a users picture, which could impacts all the new contexts. Where is this explained? Perhaps Theme Reference, well that has a lot of blank headings and nothing about pix or config.

Yes, I know if I raise the issue then I should do something about it :) I think we can forget about all 1.5 to 1.7 (bury the info someplace) theme info and figure out how to talk about 1.9 themes. That is a project.--chris collman 07:30, 21 November 2008 (CST)