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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 pagination template to create individual 11ty pages

While it may seem counterintuitive to use something named Pagination to create individual pieces of content, that’s where the power of 11ty’s Pagination API comes into play. We can use it in this way, as well as creating standard pagination. Instead of having a set number of items per page, we can specify one item at a time, thus creating individual pages for our data.

We begin as we did with pagination in Chapter 4, but instead of having 5 or 10 items per page, we set that to 1. Then we can also create specific URLs for the pages by using the permalink functionality set to the slug of each item. We also need a title for the templates we’ve already created as well as audioURL to function properly. Instead of rewriting our templates, we can set this information with the eleventyComputed object to create the variables using the data that we receive.

From there, we need to provide the proper page...