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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)

Querying Algolia at request time on the search page

The basic flow of this process is to take the query and run it through a new search filter, which will return a list of data from Algolia that we can then loop over in our template:

{% assign query = eleventy.serverless.query.q %}
{% assign results = query | search %}

The query is passed to the filter and then sent off to Algolia, and the results variable is set to an array of data that comes back. To use this new filter, we need to define it in the configuration function.

Before we start with the code, we need to configure Algolia to tell it what to make searchable. Back in the Index dashboard in Algolia, click on the Configuration tab.

Figure 8.13 – Setting the searchable attributes in Algolia for our search query

From there, we can go to Searchable attributes and add the title and content fields. The order of these attributes will also correspond to the priority in the results. Results with...