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Many functions of a front page are similar to those found in a course

Helen, is Front Page the same thing as a Home page for a course or site. Or is this something to do with My Moodle. Think this should be a redirect.

"Front Page" is the site's home page. "My Moodle" is a user's page, similar to a "Front Page". It is common to refer to a course's "Home Page". While all are similar, they are different. --chris collman 22:32, 18 September 2011 (WST)

Is there a list somewhere about which functions are and are not the same and why there are differences? if so it would be extremely helpful to include that here in this article.

Excellent point. See note below about FAQ, maybe a see also link "The differences.. with the FAQ link--chris collman 22:32, 18 September 2011 (WST)
Chris, hope your question is answered in Front page FAQ. If not, please shout! --Helen Foster 23:04, 19 September 2011 (WST)

Moodle rocks !

I added some screen shots for the visual learners:) And tweaked the format. I suspect that New Users are going to come to this page and big picture with links will be helpful to them. Maybe an item in Front Page FAQs about differences..?--chris collman 13:05, 7 April 2010 (UTC)


All the images used on this page are from Moodle 1.9.8... Am going to upgrade these in the next few days... --Colin Fraser 11:05, 4 August 2011 (WST)

After looking at the page and its context, I would argue that it is not appropriate for a Tips and tricks section. The context of these pages is as an overview, a descriptor if you like, of the many facets of Moodle 2. Mention things, but have a link off to more detailed pages devoted to that aspect. In this page a link to the Front Page FAQ, a link to the Front Page page another to Themes and so on. --Colin Fraser 18:24, 4 August 2011 (WST)

Colin, many thanks for your contributions to the Front page which you'll notice I've moved to Front page settings. --Helen Foster 23:04, 19 September 2011 (WST)

Why is this section of text on the Front Page? Is it still appropriate?

Doubt this is useful anyway! I have removed it and placed it here if it is deemed useful, but this does not seem to be a Front Page thing, suitable for backup/restore I suggest. --Colin Fraser 05:22, 5 August 2011 (WST)

Yep, I agree. There is a lot of pre 1.9 on 2.0 Docs :)--chris collman 10:15, 5 August 2011 (WST)

Backup topic section tips

In earlier versions of Moodle, there is no obvious way to backup or move something placed in a topic on the front page. One trick is to go to any course and click on the backup icon. Change the id in the address bar of the browser to 1.

For example http://demo.moodle.org/backup/backup.php?id=2
Change to http://demo.moodle.org/backup/backup.php?id=1

Go to that page. This will show a standard backup menu for the Front Page's activities and resources. It will behave just like any Course backup and Restore process. The backup file will be located with the site files (admin block >Server>Sitefiles) in a folder called backupdata. You will need the correct permissions to be able to do this.