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Standard themes

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Theme selector

An administrator can set a theme for the site in Administration > Site administration > Appearance > Themes > Theme selector.

Different themes may be set according to 'device type' - default, legacy (for older browsers), mobile and tablet.

Go to Administration > Site administration > Appearance > Themes > Theme selector

  • Click on the "Select theme" button next to the type you wish to change
  • Scroll down to see the previews of the available themes and click on the "Use theme" button to chose the theme
  • The next screen will provide information about the theme. Click "Continue"

Note 1: Moodle caches themes so if you don't immediately see changed settings that you were expecting, click the "Clear theme caches" button at the top of the Theme selector page.

Note 2: The selected theme may be overridden if user/course or category themes have been allowed in the Theme settings.

Tip: The MyMobile theme is especially designed for mobile devices.

theme selector showing default and none selected in other theme types

Notes on individual themes

Arialist: does not display the logo at course/course level. This means it is not useful for branding at a category/course level.

  • Afterburner (this offers you the File picker to upload your logo)
  • Arialist (only at home page level) Code to change this:
  • Brick
  • Clean (this offers you the File picker to upload your logo)
  • Formal White (this offers you the File picker to upload your logo)
  • Magazine
  • Sky High
  • Splash

Themes that allow custom CSS

  • Afterburner
  • Anomaly
  • Arialist
  • Formal White
  • Fusion
  • Non-zero
  • Overlay
  • Sky High
  • Splash

Themes with right hand column(s) only

  • Arialist
  • Brick
  • Fusion
  • Nimble
  • Non-zero (2 columns)
  • Overlay (2 columns)
  • Sky High (2 columns)

Various forum help that may be useful

  1. Changing logo height in Afterburner:
  2. Moving columns in Sky High:
  3. Tweaks to header area in Formal White:

Standard themes

In alphabetical order here are the standard themes in Moodle:

See also