My client is looking for some kind of slideshow or carousel display on the home page - a rotating display of recent posts of a particular content type. I'm wondering what experiences people have had with the various modules that have been ported over, and any recommendations? I've been trying to find something that won't require custom theming to be acceptable, that may or may not work out.

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In my initial Backdrop projects I used Flexslider, but I'm trying to decide which is the best option for my next project. These are the four options I've found so far. Some of them have already been mentioned. 

https://backdropcms.org/project/views_slideshow
https://backdropcms.org/project/flexslider
https://backdropcms.org/project/nivo_slider
https://backdropcms.org/project/views_bootstrap (has an option for a carousel).

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In many projects, both with Drupal 7 and with Backdrop CMS, I have used Nivo Slider and I am very pleased with the work of this module. Easy to configure, and for a finer setup with a set of built-in designs as well as with CSS.

https://backdropcms.org/project/nivo_slider

When I looked for a slideshow module some time ago, I had the impression that Flexslider could be a good choice. I didn't need it then, so I've tested it only roughly. It however seems also to be the most popular slideshow module at the moment.

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When I looked for a slideshow module some time ago, I had the impression that Flexslider could be a good choice. I didn't need it then, so I've tested it only roughly. It however seems also to be the most popular slideshow module at the moment.

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In many projects, both with Drupal 7 and with Backdrop CMS, I have used Nivo Slider and I am very pleased with the work of this module. Easy to configure, and for a finer setup with a set of built-in designs as well as with CSS.

https://backdropcms.org/project/nivo_slider

In my initial Backdrop projects I used Flexslider, but I'm trying to decide which is the best option for my next project. These are the four options I've found so far. Some of them have already been mentioned. 

https://backdropcms.org/project/views_slideshow
https://backdropcms.org/project/flexslider
https://backdropcms.org/project/nivo_slider
https://backdropcms.org/project/views_bootstrap (has an option for a carousel).

Flexslider was almost what I needed out of the box, except for the default resizing of images to 100% of the container. I ended up adding CSS to a custom module to override that.

I tried most of the other options mentioned with mixed results. I need to use nodes for the slides, which seems to rule out Nivo Slider (not worth making separate images that link in my case). I think they all worked, more or less, it was a matter of finding the closest match to the look & feel my client was asking for. My sense was that for all of them, the approach should be to regard them as the starting point, with custom theming required.