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Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 2.8. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version of Moodle may be available here: Moodle site moodle directory.

The Moodle code is located in its own directory (folder) with files and sub-directories. Generally speaking, these are located in the zip file in the standard download in a directory called "moodle".


There are some key files in the "moodle" directory:

config.php - contains basic settings. This file does not come with Moodle - you will create it by executing install.php or manually.
install.php - the script you will run to create config.php
version.php - defines the current version of Moodle code
index.php - the front page of the site

Moodle directories

Located in the "moodle" directory are the sub directories, which will contain more sub directories and php code files:

admin/ - code to administrate the whole server
auth/ - plugin modules to authenticate users
blocks/ - plugin modules for the little side blocks on many pages
calendar/ - all the code for managing and displaying calendars
course/ - code to display and manage courses
doc/ - help documentation for Moodle
files/ - code to display and manage uploaded files
lang/ - texts in different languages, one directory per language
lib/ - libraries of core Moodle code
login/ - code to handle login and account creation
mod/ - all the main Moodle course modules are here
pix/ - generic site graphics
theme/ - theme packs/skins to change the look of the site
user/ - code to display and manage users

moodledata - another folder

When a Moodle site is created in the install process, a folder is created outside of the "moodle" folder, usually called "moodledata". This folder includes user, course, site language and cached information.

See also

Installing Moodle