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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)

Setting up a publication flow with webhooks

To start, we need a URL to send a webhook to when content is published in Hygraph. A webhook is a mechanism where a service sends a request when something happens within that service. The request can run and trigger other services to do various actions. In this example, Hygraph will send out a request when content is published. The request will go to Netlify and trigger a build so that our site has fresh content.

To do that, we can go to our host and use a build hook. This functionality may be named differently in each host, but this is what Netlify calls the functionality. This is a URL that a request can be sent to and have Netlify rebuild the site.

To set this up, we need to add some additional information in Netlify and Hygraph:

  1. Navigate to your project’s Netlify Site Settings and go to the Build and Deploy settings. This page has a section titled Build hooks:

Figure 9.12 – The Build...