What can an 11ty plugin do?
Anything possible in a regular 11ty project is possible in an 11ty plugin, such as the following:
- Custom filters
- Custom shortcodes
- Global data creation
- 11ty events
- 11ty output transformations (e.g., minifying HTML)
- Conditionally adding or removing files
Anything you can do from within the
eleventy.config.js file is possible. While the preceding list has many common use cases, there are plenty more. After going through the examples in this chapter, set your sights on other common use cases that you’d like to streamline for yourself.
Let’s start by creating a basic plugin to allow a project to have access to three shortcodes...