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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)


As this ebook edition doesn't have fixed pagination, the page numbers below are hyperlinked for reference only, based on the printed edition of this book.


11ty plugin 97

finding 98

functionality 152

publishing 168, 169

11ty Serverless

configuring 117, 118

reference link 117


About page

content, adding 21

data, adding 19-21

moving, to directory 24, 25

Algolia 106

features 106

querying, at request time on search page 120-125

records, sending to 111-116

setting up 109-111

Algolia helper plugin

creating 161-168


adding, to frontmatter 21-23

looping, in page 21-23


base layout file

creating 7-9

footer 10, 11

header 10, 11

{{ }} tag 10

blog posts

content dates, adding 49-51

custom template, creating 46, 48

list page, paginating 55-57

next or previous blog post, displaying 51, 52

paginated list, creating 53, 54

build minutes 30