Essential theme updated for Moodle 3.0 with fixed bugs @gjbarnard #MoodleThemes

Moodle themes have seen a lot of new features and improvements in recent times like Essential, Pioneer, BCU, Evolove-D and Eguru. Essential theme which has been most popular among Moodle themes since long back and has been downloaded more than 12k times in the past 3 months is updated to a new version for Moodle 3.0 with fixed bugs and improvements.

In a recent announcement on Moodle forums, Gareth announced the release of the new version of the Essential theme. The most notable new features is the “Category course title image” which is funded by Murdoch University, Perth, WA. Read the full list of changes in the new version of essential theme here.

Essential theme updated for Moodle 3.0 with fixed bugs @gjbarnard

Essential Theme for Moodle 3.1

Apart from releasing the new version for Moodle 3.0, Gareth is also looking to start the development for Moodle 3.1 through Crowd-sourcing as done for Moodle 3.0 earlier. If you would like to contribute to the development of Essential Moodle theme, then you can donate directly to Gareth through PayPal or Flattr.

You can download the latest version of the Essential theme for Moodle 3.0 from

Which is your favorite Moodle theme and what are the features which you like the most? Do let us know in the comments below.


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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