Moodle 2 Themes Whitepaper

[This is the HTML version of the original whitepaper which is available as  PDF from Scribd, Slideshare and]

This paper takes a look at the default themes that come with Moodle 2 and at a selection of themes which have been contributed to the community.

Why read this?

If are you planning to move from Moodle 1.9 to Moodle 2 you will need to redevelop your theme. This document aims to provide some guidance on what’s out there already and some of the issues to think about.

Or if you are just looking at moving to Moodle 2 and thinking about what you are going to do for your theme, then this document should provide some assistance in understanding what community contributed themes are available in addition to the standard themes that come with Moodle 2.

This paper looks at the basic features of themes in general and what aspects to consider when customizing or selecting a new theme. The paper also looks at what features the specific themes have in layout and the extra customisation options available through the admin settings.

Appendix 3 and 4 provide some sample sites from the community for Moodle 2 and Moodle 1.9 respectively.