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MNET public key

All MNET host keys are stored in the table: mdl_mnet_host. The id of the local MNET host key (yo...

Login Page Instructions

The instructions that appear on the Moodle login page are stored in the Moodle configuration prop...

Front Page Course

The moodle front page is actually a course has the reserved course ID of 1. So you can update thi...

Update Frontpage Summary

You might have the need to update the Moodle front page summary through the database rather than ...

Cache Administration

You can now manage all Moodle caches from Cache Administration navigation: Site administration...

Server Environment Checks

The server environment page is a really useful page for checking the health of your server softwa...

Language Pack Cache

You can purge the language pack cache through the Cache Administration page. Simply find the Lang...

Run a scheduled task immediately

To run a scheduled task immediately, navigate to: Site administration, Server, Scheduled Tasks...

Scheduled Tasks: A lock was created but not released

Schedule tasks can use two types of locks: Database locks — lock_db table File locks — dirroot...

Replacing strings in the database

There is a tool provided with Moodle to replace strings in your database with another value. This...

Resetting a User's Password

If you have access to the Moodle application server, you can use the admin/cli/reset_password.php...

Email Settings on Test and Development

There are a number of settings provided by Moodle for test and development environments specifica...

Extended Characters in Usernames

If you need to use extended characters in usernames, there is a setting under: Site administra...

Verify your Moodle Database Schema

There is a very handy CLI tool admin/cli/check_database_schema.php which compares the structure o...

Maintenance Mode

You can enable site maintenance mode through: Site administration > Server > Maintenance M...

Environment Requirements

Moodle environment requirements are defined in the file admin/environment.xml. For each major Mo...

Site administration search page

The site administration search page is fantastic as it lets you find the plethora of site configu...

Site Configuration

There's a handy CLI tool available in recent versions of Moodle to get and set site and plugin/co...

Useful URL Shortcuts

Sometimes rather than navigating, it is easier to type in the relevant URLs, particularly if you ...

Hide My Profile Forum Posts

To hide the navigation: My Profile > Forum Posts For all users: Set the configuration ...

Time Zones

Moodle time zone information in the first instance is loaded from: https://download.moodle.org/t...

Hide My Profile Messages

To hide the navigation: My Profile > Messages For all users: This is set by the config...

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