Drupal LogoTonight sees me writing a very frustrated Drupal post, but I’ve googled until my eyes went googly and I can’t see a solution.

So I turn to you, lovely people of Drupal Planet. I need your expertise and advice. And possibly a sample .tpl.php file…

Here’s my problem – I’m using views to create a block for the sidebar of my site. What I want to do is display a list of latest content showing the title of the post and an ImageField thumbnail. Examples of what I’m trying to achieve are on Daily Mail and Holy Moly – both on their right-hand sidebars.

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Skull & Crossbones stone in St Martin's crypt London

This’ll be the first photo post from our trip to London last week. Lisa and I found ourselves with a bit of time before our flight home, and we wandered into the crypt at St Martin In The Fields (just beside Trafalgar Square).

While there’s not an awful lot to see – it’s essentially a cafe these days – you do have to walk over ancient gravestones as you pass through. This one stands out for the chilling skull and crossbones, as well as for the details – the shovel and pickaxe either side are great. I wonder if there’s a deeper meaning to them than representing the gravedigging process?

The 5 or 6 regular readers of this blog may remember that a while back our Unreality Shout site was attacked by spammers and pretty heavily vandalised. I asked for suggestions for workflow solutions that would prevent a repeat of this, but without making it harder for established members to post content.

Drupal LogoSome of you Drupallers kindly sparked off some great ideas, and after flirting with the Workflow module, I decided to go with Modr8 and Modr8 Bypass. Modr8 provides the basic functionality to hold back content from being published. Modr8 Bypass then gives you the ability to choose users (based on role) who should be allowed to bypass those rules and go straight to publishing their content.

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Nginx logoThis is a quick tip post to show you how to redirect the www version of a domain to it’s non-www equivalent using Nginx.

The reasons for doing this are quite technically dense, so a knowledge of web hosting and SEO might be useful. Basically, having the same site available at both www.yoursite.com and yoursite.com means that there are two identical copies of your site on the web.

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