Theme Designers – Switch themes easily using Theme Selector block #MoodlePlugins @GJBarnard

Gareth J Barnard has released the Theme Selector Block through the official Moodle Plugins database. The block allows to change themes quickly and clear theme cache which can be very much helpful for Theme Designers and Administrators.

As covered previously in this post, Gareth has released this plugin and is available for Moodle 2.9 onwards. You can even allow all users to change the theme by ‘allowthemechangeonurl’ core setting.

Theme Selector Block for Moodle
Theme Selector Block in action

When URL Switching is off only users with the ‘moodle/site:config’ capability will be able to change themes. Theme changes are permenant for all. When URL Switching is on everybody can change the theme but it will only be for them. The set site theme will remain as set by a user with ‘moodle/site:config’ capability.

You can download the Theme Selector block from the Moodle Plugins database here. The block is available for Moodle 2.9 and 3.0 versions.

Personally I feel that this block might help the theme designers during development of new themes. What do you think about the theme selector block? 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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