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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)

Converting existing pages to use CMS data

We have a series of pages that need to have their content updated with the new data source. Anywhere in the project that we loop through collections.episodes, we need to replace this with information from the hygraph.episodes array.

Both the index.html file and episodes.html have a simple loop that needs to be replaced. Aside from needing to change the source of the data, we also need to adjust the variables used. While collection item data is stored under a data key, this new data is directly in the episode object. We also need to format the slug to use the /episodes/ prefix to link properly:

{% for episode in hygraph.episodes %}
    <h3><a href="/episodes/{{ 
    episode.slug }}">
        {{ episode.title }}
{% endfor %}

Next, we need to update the JSON file that we use to form our Algolia...