Patrick Malley of (a Moodle partner) recently submitted a new theme to that inherently uses the YUI library drop-down menu.  In plain speak, Patrick has released a Moodle theme template the incorporates drop-down menus into the navigation and theme.

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The theme can be further modified to incorporate drop-down menus which include “my courses” or other handy information.  The discussion and a bit more helpful code are found here: ( login required).

A screen shot (shown) as well as links to download the theme’s zip file are located at

For anyone that would like to see the menu in action, Patrick has a “sandbox” setup on his site where you can apply many of his themes to get a more hands on experience:

Be sure to check out‘s other themes which are both crisp and accessible.  Many are available for free download from the site.

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