Essential theme updated with fixed bugs #MoodleThemes @gjbarnard

Essential theme, which is among the most downloaded plugin in last 3 months on Moodle Plugins database, has been updated to a new version with fixed bugs and fixtures.

In a recent anouncement on Moodle forums, Gareth J Barnard has posted about the changes in the new version of the essential theme. The list of changes is as follows:

- FIX: Issue #566: Tidy up Marketing spot mark-up and CSS.
- FIX: Issue #569: Inactive category icon look all dimmed.
- FIX: Issue #572: iOS home screen icons broken.
- FIX: Issue #573: Wrong icon color in navbar (login icon).
- FIX: Alternative colours dimmed text colour.
- FIX: MDL-51921.
- FIX: Missing header background.
- FIX: Conflict with Collapsed Topics.
- FIX: Tidy up footer blocks.
- FIX: Coding fault in admin layout.
- NEW: Pull request #574: Custom favicon, Logo height and Turn off CSS styling of scrollbars settings - thanks to Mikhail Janowski for this.
- NEW: Footer block colours.
- NEW: Improved child theme support.

You can download the latest version of the Essential theme from this link. As far as update for Moodle 3.0 is concerned, Gareth posted:

The Moodle 3.0 version will take quite a bit of time to make because of all the changes in ‘bootstrapbase/less/moodle’.  At the moment I am considering an alternative funding model to support the theme whereby some of the extras would be removed and then go into a paid for ‘child’ theme.

So, it seems that Moodle 3.0 version for Essential theme will take some time until then you can enjoy other new Moodle themes 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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