Have you ever noticed all the old Moodle Themes when upgrading?
A few days ago I was upgrading a new clients Moodle site, and I noticed something odd. Towards the end of the upgrade process (I was upgrading the site to Moodle 3.3.5) there was a notification about old Themes being removed.
At first glance this seemed fine. But then I thought … these are Themes from ‘way back’ – maybe Moodle late version 2.x (2.7?), and they should have been removed during a previous upgrade.
I checked the Themes folder, and sure enough these Themes are not present. So why the message on upgrade?
After a quick dig around, and internet search, I came across this excellent post:
It’s exactly the problem, and even has the solution !
Of course you do need to be a server administrator to apply this solution, and comfortable with issuing a few sql commands – but you can copy and paste from the example provided.
Essentially it’s a safe process, and is just removing some references to files (the Themes) that not long exist.
I can’t see a name on the original post, but I did leave a nice comment, because it probably saved me an hour searching for a solution – thanks !
Got to love the internet 🙂