This might seem like a bit of procrastination preventing progress on BIM 2.0, but it’s part of the whole Moodle 2 familiarisation process and also checking out the work of a friend. What follows is an attempt to install the universite theme for Moodle 2 onto a local instance.
Zip files and mac GUI users
So, am unpacking the theme zip file into the right place and discover Rolley is still suffering from us Mac GUI background. Apart from the expected universite directory, I also get the good old __MACOSX directory. There’s got to be a switch that turns that off.
Okay, so the theme appears in the right place in the Moodle 2 admin settings. Let’s choose it and configure it. Okay, have to read a file on from the desktop. Is this common for Moodle themes? Or do they more often use online/web-based help? Should they?
The header is up and it all looks nice. So, I get to choose colours. Given I’m illiterate around colour schemes, I’ll leave the defaults.
So, that’s it. Not much there. Must need to read that config file. Mmm, not a lot of information there. Did I have the right file? Ohh, can’t check again. Time to trawl the files. Ahh, and I quote
ses the JQuery theme roller to allow the administrator to re-skin the background images. For instructions/notes please see the config.php file
No instructions in config.php though. Am at a loss, my ignorance of things CSS and JQuery is showing. Would like to put in some custom images. Not sure how.
Ahh, appears I have to use a jQuery theme roller
This is what it looks like
So Rolley, what have I missed/screwed up?