Theme Options

In Theme Lambda you can embed Social Media Icons to your site in two different ways:
You can eiter use the Theme Otions or create a HTML Block using predefined shortcodes.

Social Media via Theme Options

Configurable Options

To access the configurable options for Theme Lambda go to Administration > Site Administration > Appearance > Themes > Theme-Lambda.

In the Theme Options you will see several textfields, one for each included social network. In those fields you should copy/paste the URL to your social network profile (i.e


After entering the links you can choose where to place the social media icons: at the bottom of the page (footer) or at the top (header). You can also set up the color for the icons to fit in your site.

Position 'header':


Position 'footer':


Social Icons Header Background

You can between different background colors for the social icons at 'header' position:

  1. fully transparent (use header background)
  2. slightly dimmed
  3. darkened
  4. use main theme color
  5. use footer copyright background


Please note:
This setting does only affect the 'header' position for the social icons. If you have chosen the 'footer' position, the icons are displayed at 'copyright' section of the footer. The background color for the 'copyright' section of the footer can be defined at the 'Colors' setting page.
See also: Color Settings

Social Media via HTML Block

Blocks can be added to a page by turning editing on then using the 'Add a block' drop-down menu.
A HTML block is a standard block used to add text, multimedia, widgets etc to a site front page or course page. The title bar may be left blank if desired.


Use the following lines to define a HTML Block with your social media links:

<i class="fa fa-mobile fa-lg"></i>...<br>
<i class="fa fa-envelope-o"></i> E-mail: <a href="...">...</a>
<h6>Connect with us:</h6>
<div class="social_icons pull-right">
  <a class="social fa fa-facebook" target="_blank" href="..."> </a>
  <a class="social fa fa-flickr" target="_blank" href="..."> </a>
  <a class="social fa fa-twitter" target="_blank" href="..."> </a>
  <a class="social fa fa-google-plus" target="_blank" href="..."> </a>
  <a class="social fa fa-pinterest" target="_blank" href="..."> </a>
  <a class="social fa fa-instagram" target="_blank" href="..."> </a>
  <a class="social fa fa-youtube" target="_blank" href="..."> </a>
<address>308 Negra Arroyo Lane, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87104</address>
<i class="fa fa-mobile fa-lg"></i> Phone: (007) 123-456<br>
<i class="fa fa-envelope-o"></i> E-mail: <a href=""></a>
<h6>Connect with us:</h6>
<div class="social_icons pull-right">
  <a class="social fa fa-facebook" target="_blank" href=""> </a>
<a class="social fa fa-pinterest" target="_blank" href=""> </a> <a class="social fa fa-twitter" target="_blank" href=""> </a> <a class="social fa fa-google-plus" target="_blank" href=""> </a>

The advantage of using a HTML Block is that you can place it to any block position in Moodle you want, even at the footer.