How to install a new Moodle theme

There are 2 ways to install Moodle theme

Via FTP client

  1. Log into your moodle site via FTP and go to moodle theme  directory located at your-moodle-folder/themes.
  2. Unzip the theme file you downloaded and upload only the extracted theme folder to moodle theme directory.
  3. Ensure that the New Theme folder and its contents are readable by the webserver.
  4. Now login to your Moodle site  and go to Administration > Site administration > Notification , you will see a Notification for theme to be installed. Click “Upgrade Moodle Database now” button to continue for the installation procedure.


Via the built in Moodle plugin installer

  1. Login to your Moodle site as an admin.
  2. Go to Administration > Site administration > Plugins > Install plugins.
  3. Then upload theme ZIP file. You should only be prompted to add extra details (in the Show more section) if your plugin is not automatically detected.
  4. If your target directory is not writable, you will see a warning message.
  5. Check the plugin validation report
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