Installing a new theme

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Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 3.0. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version of Moodle may be available here: Installing a new theme.

A site administrator who has access to the Moodle code can easily install a new theme Moodle theme. Once installed, the theme will be available via the appropriate site, category, course or activity menu.

Custom themes are available for download from the Moodle Plugins directory.



Steps to change the theme

In this example, we will change our site theme to a new one that we added. Your role will require the permissions to allow you to change themes. Remember that themes can be changed in many contexts in Moodle.

You may select different themes depending upon the device that will be viewing Moodle. For example, you might have one theme for computers with monitors and another for mobile phones and another for tablets.

  1. Go to the Settings block
  2. Open Settings > Site administration > Appearance > Themes > Theme Selector link
    Open the Appearance > Theme selector page
  3. Click on "Clear theme caches" button
    Click the Clear theme caches button
  4. Click on the "Select theme" button on the right of the current theme being used for the device
    Click the Clear theme caches button
  5. Scroll down to find the theme you wish to use
  6. Click the "Use theme" button next to that theme
    Click the Use theme button
  7. Moodle will tell you it has been saved as the default theme
    Checking if the theme is the one selected
  8. Check your Moodle site by going to the Moodle site's home page.
  9. You may have to refresh your browser to see the new theme.