Essential BETA for Moodle 2.9 released!! Stable to be released by Sep End

Essential theme which is among the most downloaded theme in the Moodle themes database, has been updated to another new Beta version by the maintainer Gareth J Barnard. The stable release for Moodle 2.9 can be released by the end of September .

In a recent forum thread on forums, Gareth announced the release of the new version with following fixes:

– FIX: Issue #529: Divider does not show.
– FIX: MDL-42634.
– FIX: MDL-50323.
– FIX: MDL-51194.
– FIX: MDL-51229.
– FIX: Issue #520: Alternative carousel colours not working.
– FIX: Issue #535: Group mode icons not different.
– NEW: Issue #533: PIWIK Analytics and IP addresses.
– NEW: Improved PIWIK document title.
– NEW: Reduced size of floating button area.
– NEW: Added slider caption opacity when ‘on top’ slide caption option.
– UPD: Issue #530: Essential Custom Menu Hamburger Behaviour – Unable to fix, help wanted.
– UPD: Updated bootstrap.js such that all modules are included as discovered that ‘modals’ were missing.
– UPD: Tidy up icon colours and in alternatives.
– UPD: Changed course icon to colourable Font Awesome alternative.
– UPD: Refactor marketing spot settings in settings.php.

You can download the latest version of the Essential theme from the GitHub Page of the project here.


Jaswinder Singh

Jaswinder Singh, passionate about using Moodle in improving the Indian Education System and reaching the students in far flung areas where still education seems to be a impossible prospect of life. He is the author of the popular Moodle Book "How to use Moodle 2.7". In October 2016, Jaswinder was elected as the Moodle User's Association Committee member - the first to make it from India.

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