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This is a [[:Category:Contributed_code|contributed (third party)]] theme for Moodle written by Julian (Moodleman) Ridden and shared on Moodle.org
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Essential is a three column Responsive theme based on Bootstrap for Moodle 2.5 designed to provide a more professional and clean website focused look and feel. It provides Admins with an image slider and Marketing spots on the homepage to drive users where you need to. The theme also makes strong use of Font Awesome to provide icons throughout the design.
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The theme is highly customisable through Moodle's theme settings. You can adjust images, text and colours all without changing code. As this theme has several advanced functions, this page exists to provide some basic instruction on it's use. Please be sure to target any questions related to this theme in the [https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=231970 Theme's forums] at moodle.org and bugs to the [[Tracker|Moodle Tracker]]
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==Theme Objectives==
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The aim of this theme was to provide a template that challenged what could be done with theme design. To create a Moodle instance that looked more like a professional standalone website and less like a Moodle instance.
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This theme will not suit all audiences because of this. For a full list of contributed themes including Rocket to find one that meets your needs please check the [http://moodle.org/plugins/browse.php?list=category&id=3 Moodle Plugins database].
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==Configurable Options==
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As themes are, by nature, a visual medium, these instructions will reference the screenshot listed below. This theme makes strong use of [[Theme_settings|Moodle Theme Settings]], [[theme/custom|Custom Theme settings]] and [[https://docs.moodle.org/dev/Very_flexible_block_system_proposal Custom Block]] locations.
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===Theme Settings===
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The only setting to be aware of here is the '''[[Theme_settings#Custom_menu_items|Custom Menu]]'''. This is what generates the dropdown menu in '''''Zone 3''''' of the screenshot above.
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One item however is automatically appended to the Menu if you choose to activate it. This additional item is the "My Courses" addition. This will automatically show a dropdown of courses your users are enrolled in when they are logged in.
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please note that if you have not enabled at least one item in the Custom Menu then the "My Courses" dropdown will not appear either.
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===Custom Theme Settings===
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This theme makes very strong use of Moodle 2's new [[theme/custom_theme/settings|Custom Theme settings]] to enable admins to customise the look and feel of the theme without needing to touch the code.
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To access the Custom Settings for this theme go to ''Administration > Site Administration > Appearance > Themes > Essential.
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More information on this will be available soon.
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===Custom Block Locations===
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More information on this will be available soon.
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==Download link==
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This theme is only available for Moodle 2.5 and above.
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You can download the theme from http://moodle.org/plugins/view.php?plugin=theme_essential
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==See also==
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*[http://moodle.org/plugins/browse.php?list=category&id=3 Rocket]'s Plugin database page
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*[https://github.com/moodleman/moodle-theme_rocket/zipball/master Download latest version]
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*[https://github.com/moodleman/moodle-theme_rocket Browse GIT]
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*[http://tracker.moodle.org/browse/CONTRIB/component/10295 Bugs and Issues] at Tracker
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*[http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=185129 Discussion in English] in the Themes Forum
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*[http://features.demo.moodle.com.au/ Demo site]
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[[Category:Contributed code]]

Revision as of 12:44, 4 July 2013

This is a contributed (third party) theme for Moodle written by Julian (Moodleman) Ridden and shared on Moodle.org

Essential is a three column Responsive theme based on Bootstrap for Moodle 2.5 designed to provide a more professional and clean website focused look and feel. It provides Admins with an image slider and Marketing spots on the homepage to drive users where you need to. The theme also makes strong use of Font Awesome to provide icons throughout the design.

The theme is highly customisable through Moodle's theme settings. You can adjust images, text and colours all without changing code. As this theme has several advanced functions, this page exists to provide some basic instruction on it's use. Please be sure to target any questions related to this theme in the Theme's forums at moodle.org and bugs to the Moodle Tracker

Theme Objectives

The aim of this theme was to provide a template that challenged what could be done with theme design. To create a Moodle instance that looked more like a professional standalone website and less like a Moodle instance.

This theme will not suit all audiences because of this. For a full list of contributed themes including Rocket to find one that meets your needs please check the Moodle Plugins database.

Configurable Options

As themes are, by nature, a visual medium, these instructions will reference the screenshot listed below. This theme makes strong use of Moodle Theme Settings, Custom Theme settings and [Custom Block] locations.


Theme Settings

The only setting to be aware of here is the Custom Menu. This is what generates the dropdown menu in Zone 3 of the screenshot above.

One item however is automatically appended to the Menu if you choose to activate it. This additional item is the "My Courses" addition. This will automatically show a dropdown of courses your users are enrolled in when they are logged in.

please note that if you have not enabled at least one item in the Custom Menu then the "My Courses" dropdown will not appear either.

Custom Theme Settings

This theme makes very strong use of Moodle 2's new Custom Theme settings to enable admins to customise the look and feel of the theme without needing to touch the code.

To access the Custom Settings for this theme go to Administration > Site Administration > Appearance > Themes > Essential.

More information on this will be available soon.

Custom Block Locations

More information on this will be available soon.

Download link

This theme is only available for Moodle 2.5 and above. You can download the theme from http://moodle.org/plugins/view.php?plugin=theme_essential

See also