I am new to this forum and new to Backdrop. I currently have a website (steampunk-explorer.com) developed in Drupal 7 and I'm looking at Backdrop or other alternatives once Drupal 7 goes EOL. One key Drupal module for me is SimpleAds, which lets me set up ads that can randomly rotate in different blocks (I don't use any third-party ad services - I get the ads from advertisers in my niche and add them myself). I can't find any module in Backdrop that would replicate that capability. Am I missing something or is there a workaround? That would seem to be a key function for any sort of editorial website.
My site also includes regional guides and a calendar that require some fairly complex linking with Views and Views Attach. I have about 5000 listings in a custom content type that are categorized by region and type (history museums, retail, etc.) so each region can have its own guide with categorized listings. So I'm trying to see if there's anything comparable to Views Attach that will allow me to do this.
I fall squarely into the category of "site builder." I'm pretty good at figuring out how to configure Drupal modules to do what I need, but I'm no PHP coder (except for really simple stuff) and don't have any budget to hire one. So whatever alternative I use will have to be within those parameters.
In general, this feels like a lot of highly specific functionality for any single piece of contrib. A lot of this can be done using core features and a handful of well supported modules.
I'll leave some notes per each item from the SimpleAds feature list.