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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)

Finding 11ty plugins

While there’s no central repository for 11ty plugins, there are a few ways of finding plugins online.

The first is the official 11ty website. Alongside information on creating and using plugins, 11ty.dev/docs/plugins contains a list of official and community-contributed plugins. While many are listed here, not all community-created plugins are listed.

In an effort to create a centralized, open source repository, I also created a space for plugins to be found: plug11ty.com. Unfortunately, due to the large number of 11ty plugins that have been made, this also isn’t a full list.

Luckily, by their nature, 11ty plugins are npm packages. That means by searching npmjs.com, you can find any 11ty plugin. By convention, most plugin names begin with the eleventy-plugin- string to make searching easier. Both of the plugins we need can be found by searching on the npm site.

For our podcast site, we need two plugins: eleventy-plugin-rss and eleventy...