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Issue 20 - A safe landing on Google Sheets...7 million npm downloads...11tybundle site posts arrive in the docs...And 10 posts and 7 sites to see.

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Welcome to Issue 20 of the 11ty Bundle. 11ty, aka Eleventy, is a static site generator that is designed to be simple, flexible, and highly customizable. It is built on Node.js and allows developers to create websites by transforming templates and data into static HTML files. It supports multiple templating languages, including HTML, Markdown, Nunjucks, Liquid, and more, which gives developers the freedom to choose the languages they are most comfortable with or that best suit their project's needs.

A safe landing on Google Sheets

If you recall from the last issue, I had moved the data that drives the site from Airtable to Google Sheets. Since that time, with the help of @Aankhen, a prolific helper on the Discord server, I successfully moved the site to use the Google Sheets API to get the data directly at build time, rather than the method I was using. This is a much cleaner solution and I'm very happy with it. The workflow is better than what I had with Airtable and I'm back to having nightly builds of the site.

[UPDATE: 10-31-2023]: I wrote about how I got this working here.

7 million npm downloads

Zach announced yet another major milestone of Eleventy usage. Eleventy passed seven million lifetime downloads!

11tybundle site posts arrive in the docs

And if that wasn't enough news, Zach reached out to me and asked if I'd be willing to generate a json file of the posts in the CMS category for use on the new CMS page in the docs. I was happy to do so and you can see the results here. We hope to be adding more of these for selected other pages in the docs. So now you have two places where you'll find the posts that are included here on the site.

10 posts and 7 sites to see

Well, I guess the heading says it all for this section.

Until next time...

Recent releases

No new releases since the last issue.

Posts from around the web since the last Bundle issue

Better word counts and reading time in Eleventy (11ty)

A short tutorial on how to count words and determine the reading time using Eleventy.

Categories: How to...Plugins

A short tutorial on how to find backlinks (pages that link to the current page) using Eleventy

Categories: How to...Plugins

Cleaning up the 11ty config

The eleventy config file can get cluttered quickly so I cleaned mine up

Categories: ConfigurationHow to...

I've switched to Eleventy: my thoughts

In this article, I will talk about why I switched, how I did it, and my thoughts about Eleventy as a new user.

Categories: Migrating to EleventyWhy Eleventy?

Building a photography website

The setup for sharing my photo gallery.

Categories: How to...ImagesNavigationImage Galleries

Seven Million npm Downloads

Seven Million npm Downloads! — Eleventy

Categories: Deployment

Clean Up Your Config File

MooseDog Studios - Where Convention Takes A Back Seat To Quality

Categories: ConfigurationHow to...

Migrating from Hugo to Eleventy (11ty)

This post describes my journey of migrating my blog from Hugo to Eleventy (11ty)

Categories: Migrating to Eleventy

Headless kiosk application (with Kirby CMS)

Use Kirby and 11ty to generate a headless kiosk application hat works offline.

Categories: CMSHow to...Images

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Here are the new sites to see. If you want to see more sites, check out the Eleventy Leaderboards.


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