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This module is a recipe to add the Card content type to your site.
Cards were added as a default content to Backdrop CMS 1.22.0 and later.
If you site was built with an earlier version, you will not get the
Card content type on upgrading.

However, you can add it to existing sites with this recipe.

Cards are pathless nodes, which means that only administrative users
can view them at their original path. The expectation for cards is that
they will be displayed using views or existing content blocks.

This particular module creates a Card content type with fields for

  • image
  • body

It also comes with

  • a view
  • a CSS file

This recipe now comes with 3 sample cards to help you immediately
see how it works. Please, delete this sample content and add your own.


Requires BackdropCMS 1.20 or greater.


  • This recipe can be found in the Recipes package on the modules
    page (admin/modules/list).

  • Install this like any other module using the official Backdrop CMS
    instructions at

  • Disabling and uninstalling this module will not delete any of the
    configuration that this module provides, but will disable the CSS
    files that came with this module.


After enabling the module and experimenting with it a bit. Delete
the sample content and create your own cards.

  • Go to Content .. Add Content .. Card or /node/add/card
  • Create several Cards with or without images

To reproduce the front page view of cards seen in new installations of
Backdrop CMS, add the '3 promoted Cards' block to the TOP region of your
home page layout, and set 'Block title type' to 'None'.

If you use the default Promoted content block on your home page, you might want
to adapt the corresponding view to not display items of the Card content type.

Uninstall or Upgrade Options

It is not currently possible to uninstall or upgrade this recipe.
If you no longer wish to keep this functionality, you will need
to remove the items added by the recipe manually.


Bugs and Feature requests should be reported in the Issue Queue:

Please, use the issue queue to tell us how the recipe worked for you and
to share your ideas on how to improve it for other users.


We are experimenting with config recipes and welcome your feedback. Please,
let us know how this config recipe worked for you and how you think we
could improve it for other users in the future.

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This project is GPL v2 software.
See the LICENSE.txt file in this directory for complete text.