Things we've said

Showing Drupal BLOB data in phpMyAdmin

Dan's picture

Drupal 7 stores lots of settings in the database as BLOBs – Binary Large OBjects. When coding, you often need to see what's going on in these BLOBbed fields, but the default phpMyAdmin configuration won't let you examine this data.

The solution is to tweak phpMyAdmin's config file ( to include the following lines:

Cloning Views 2 Displays

Dan's picture

We're working on a site at the moment that has got lots of very similar block views. While Views 3 has the ability to clone displays, we're stuck with Views 2 due to compatibility with a version of CiviCRM.

Context Region Title

james's picture

I've just made a release of Context Region Title, which allows you to set contextual titles per region on your Drupal site (it really is all in the name).

We're using it on a site we're building at the moment, but it's the first time I've ever needed something like this. I'd be interested to know if anyone else finds it useful.


All change and no change

james's picture

There has been quite a lot happening in the world of menusandblocks over the past few months.

First, there was a major change.

Late last year, Chris found himself hankering after a new and different challenge and took up a job with Capgemini. We were sad to see him go, but wish him every success and hope he enjoys working on some very exciting (and large!) projects.

Creating a 'Related Products' block with Views and Ubercart

chris's picture

A popular feature on e-commerce sites is the display of related products on the page when a user is viewing an item. This screencast shows how we create that feature with Drupal 6, Ubercart, Node Reference and Views modules.