Essential Theme – 2.8.1.8 and 2.9.0.7 (Beta) released

Essential theme, one of the most popular themes in the Moodle themes database has been updated to another new version by the theme maintainer Gareth J Barnard. However, for Moodle 2.9 it is still in Beta version only but now without annoying ‘Development version….’ message.

Acc. to the release notes for the Moodle 2.9 version:

  • FIX: Issue #523: Forum grids do not wrap.
  • NEW: Issue #524: MDL-48202.
  • NEW: Issue #525: MDL-46860.
  • NEW: Issue #526: MDL-50533.
  • FIX: Issue #527: ###### are not converted to dividers.
  • FIX: Issue #528: Repeated show / hide of custom menu fails when small screen.
  • FIX: Misplaced CSS attribute with no selector.
  • FIX: Removed redundant maintenance selector.
  • FIX: Removed login page selector.
  • FIX: JavaScript tidy up and remove html5shiv support for IE8.
  • FIX: Regression of initital fix for issue 517 whereby dropdown menus cannot be seen over the carousel when screen width is less than the @navbarCollapseWidth, see: https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=317306#p1272655.
  • NEW: Update to FontAwesome 4.4.0.
  • NEW: Version alert on admin pages if installed on wrong Moodle version as per ‘Required version of Moodle’ above.

Acc. to the release notes for the Moodle 2.8 version:

  • FIX: Issue #523: Forum grids do not wrap.
  • NEW: Issue #524: MDL-48202.
  • NEW: Issue #525: MDL-46860.
  • FIX: Issue #527: ###### are not converted to dividers.
  • NEW: Update to FontAwesome 4.4.0.
  • NEW: Version alert on admin pages if installed on wrong Moodle version as per ‘Required version of Moodle’ above.

If you want to have the Essential theme for Moodle 2.9 then you can support the development by donating some money to the current maintainer.

You can download the latest version of the theme from https://moodle.org/plugins/view/theme_essential

Reference: https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=318318

 

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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