Front Page settings
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Location: Administration > Front Page > Front Page settings
The site's Front Page is similar to a course page, however the settings are located in the site administration block. Some of the Front Page settings impact the entire site.
In Moodle 2.0 this is located in the Settings block >Frontpage > Front Page settings.
- 1 Settings
- 1.1 Full site name
- 1.2 Short name for site
- 1.3 Front page description
- 1.4 Front page and front page items when logged in
- 1.5 Maximum Category Depth
- 1.6 Include a topic section
- 1.7 News items to show
- 1.8 Courses per page
- 1.9 Allow visible courses in hidden categories
- 1.10 Default front page role
- 2 Moodle 2.0 settings
- 3 See also
Full site name
This name appears at the top of every page above the navigation bar.
Short name for site
The short name appears at the beginning of the navigation bar as a link back to your site front page.
Front page description
An optional setting enabling you to add short message to your users in a block on the front page.
Front page and front page items when logged in
The centre of the front page can display any combination of the following: news items, a list of courses, a list of course categories, a list of categories and courses or none. The order is determined by a combination box.
It is possible to create one setting for anyone who gets to the front page without logging in to the Moodle site, and another look for only those who have logged into the Moodle site. There are two combination boxes
- An alternative option for logged-in users is My Moodle.
Maximum Category Depth
Determines how many sub categories will be displayed on the front page for each category.
Include a topic section
This adds a topic section to the centre-top of the front page. When editing is turned on, resources and/or activities can be added to the topic section using the dropdown menus, in the same way as on a course page.
- Note: The label resource can be used to add text and/or an image to the centre-top of the front page.
News items to show
This setting only applies if the front page is set to display news items or if you are using the Latest News block.
Courses per page
Limits the number of courses which will display on a page.
Do you want to display courses which are not hidden but placed in a category that is hidden?
Default front page role
To enable logged-in users to participate in front page activities, a default front page role, such as student, can be set.
- Note: The default front page role should never be set to Guest.
In versions of Moodle prior to 1.9, you can enable logged-in users to participate in front page activities by setting an authenticated user role override or by assigning users a front page role.
Moodle 2.0 settings
These settings are added to Front Page in Moodle 2.0:
- Comments displayed per page commentsperpage