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Eleventy by Example

By : Bryan Robinson
Book Image

Eleventy by Example

By: Bryan Robinson

Overview of this book

11ty is the dark horse of the Jamstack world, offering unparalleled flexibility and performance that gives it an edge against other static site generators such as Jekyll and Hugo. With it, developers can leverage the complete Node ecosystem and create blazing-fast, static-first websites that can be deployed from a content delivery network or a simple server. This book will teach you how to set up, customize, and make the most of 11ty in no time. Eleventy by Example helps you uncover everything you need to create your first 11ty website before diving into making more complex sites and extending 11ty’s base functionality with custom short codes, plugins, and content types. Over the course of 5 interactive projects, you’ll learn how to build basic websites, blogs, media sites, and static sites that will respond to user input without the need for a server. With these, you’ll learn basic 11ty skills such as templates, collections, and data use, along with advanced skills such as plugin creation, image manipulation, working with a headless CMS, and the use of the powerful 11ty Serverless plugin. By the end of this book, you’ll be well-equipped to leverage the capabilities of 11ty by implementing best practices and reusable techniques that can be applied across multiple projects, reducing the website launch time.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)

Creating a configurable data source plugin for Hygraph data

We set up our Hygraph data in Chapter 9 to read from a specific Hygraph project with a specific GraphQL query. Not every project will need to use that same project and that same query. How can we configure a plugin to dynamically change the Hygraph endpoint, query, and data key for each new project?

We can set this up with configuration options.

Setting up the plugin to accept options

To start, let’s move to the eleventy-plugin-hygraph-data directory and run 11ty from within that project. This has the same initial setup as our last plugin: index file, simple included template, and blank configuration. Let’s start by setting up the options in our configuration file.

When being used as a plugin, the exported function of the eleventy.config.js file will be an optional options object that a user can pass in when using the addPlugin method in their configuration. To begin, add that argument and then we...