Essential 2.5.3 hot off the press


Julian Ridden’s Bootstrap-based Essential theme is a really great looking theme for your Moodle 2.5 site. It’s very clean and modern looking and provides a host of customization options to make the them your own.  Here’s a list of the fixes and updates you’ll see in the latest version:

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  • New Settings screen just for color selection
  • Marketing Spots on homepage can now have images added. These will automatically be sized to fit by the theme.
  • Can now upload your own page background image
  • Can now set colors for footer region
  • Cleanup of required images (Theme now only uses 4 images)
  • Performance info now neatly formatted.
  • Fixed Custom Menu color in IE8 and IE9
  • Can now upload optional images into the marketing spots
  • Now available in English, German, Russian, Turkish and Spanish (many thanks to the Moodle Community for translating)
  • New Pinterest, Instagram, Skype and the Russian VK social networks added.
  • Can now add links to Mobile apps on the iOS App Store and Google Play
  • New formatting on login block
  • A plethora of minor CSS Fixes

Such a great looking theme that I’m considering dropping WordPress for a client’s front end site and using only the Essential theme and Moodle as our website. Testament that Essential is a very un-Moodley Moodle.

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