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Add Squirrelly Support to Eleventy

How to add Squirrelly support to Eleventy

Jul 6, 2024

Categories: ConfigurationHow to...

Upgrade 11ty to v3, reorg, ESM, and debug

I upgraded to 11ty v3 and proceeded to debug.

Jun 28, 2024

Categories: ConfigurationFiltersUpgrading

Eleventy - Add CSV data file support

It would be cool to be able to drop a CSV file into a project and use it in a page. My motivation was to show bookshelves from my library database

Jun 13, 2024

Categories: ConfigurationData CascadeHow to...

Readable HTML and CSS

Instead of minifying HTML and CSS, I make it easy to read.

Jun 9, 2024

Categories: CSS/SassConfigurationHow to...Plugins

Virtual Templates in Eleventy

In Eleventy 3.0, virtual templates enable plugin authors to publish and share dynamic templates.

Jun 1, 2024

Categories: ConfigurationFront MatterGlobal DataHow to...Plugins

Getting started with Eleventy

The missing getting-started guide for the Eleventy (11ty) static-site generator.

May 27, 2024

Categories: Asset PipelinesConfigurationGetting StartedLayoutsShortcodes

Eleventy - Merge external data with an existing collection

I wanted to make an archive of my writing, merging content I wrote for other websites with my exising 'posts' collection. Here is how I did it.

May 26, 2024

Categories: CollectionsConfigurationGlobal DataHow to...

Upgraded to Eleventy v3

A short summary of upgrading this website to Eleventy v3.

May 23, 2024

Categories: ConfigurationHow to...Upgrading

Taking inspiration from a fellow blogger

May 19, 2024

Categories: ConfigurationHow to...

Create a Blog with Eleventy and Storyblok

This is a step-by-step tutorial on how to create a blog site using Eleventy and Storyblok.

May 13, 2024

Categories: BloggingCMSConfigurationHow to...Pagination

Notifications for New Eleventy Posts in GitLab - Part 2

An implementation for identifying new posts in an Eleventy site built on GitLab pages and sending post-specific notifications (part 2 of 2).

Apr 29, 2024

Categories: CollectionsConfigurationHow to...Social Media

Notifications for New Eleventy Posts in GitLab - Part 1

An implementation for identifying new posts in an Eleventy site built on GitLab pages and sending post-specific notifications (part 1 of 2).

Apr 8, 2024

Categories: CollectionsConfigurationHow to...

Automatic image pre-processing in Eleventy, Part 2

A post about the new automatic template image scaling support in Eleventy Image 4.0.0.

Mar 13, 2024

Categories: ConfigurationHow to...Images

How I Eleventy

Documenting a refactor that introduced a folder structure and configuration changes, which summarises how I Eleventy.

Mar 13, 2024

Categories: ConfigurationHow to...LayoutsMarkdownPermalinksShortcodes

Adding inline SVGs to Eleventy.js

JavaScript software development tips, strategies for salary negotiation, and other helpful advice for navigating software as a career.

Mar 3, 2024

Categories: How to...ImagesConfiguration

Eleventy: pathPrefix and GitHub Pages

Quick step-by-step recipe on how to deploy Eleventy site inside a subdirectory.

Mar 3, 2024

Categories: ConfigurationDebuggingDeployment

Eleventy - Group posts by year

A common organisation pattern for a blog is to group posts by year. I will show you how to do this efficiently and succinctly in JavaScript.

Mar 1, 2024

Categories: BloggingCollectionsConfigurationDatesHow to...

Updating 11ty to enjoy ESM

I updated the version of 11ty I use for this blog to the current alpha, to switch from CJS to ESM.

Feb 26, 2024

Categories: ConfigurationHow to...

Eleventy: custom markup alongside item contents

Short and quick tutorial on how to embed custom HTML content between post paragraphs on an Eleventy site.

Feb 23, 2024

Categories: ConfigurationFiltersHow to...

Eleventy - Differentiate between dev and production builds with unique favicons

It is easy to mix up the dev and production versions of a website in the browser. Let's make them look unique by using different favicons.

Feb 15, 2024

Categories: ConfigurationData CascadeDeploymentImages

Keeping your Algolia search index up to date

Keeping your search index up to date as your content changes is critically important to ensure your search results return valid information. Here's how it's done.

Feb 12, 2024

Categories: ConfigurationHow to...Search

How to connect Eleventy and Storyblok

This is a step-by-step tutorial on how to query data from Storyblok to use it in an Eleventy project.

Feb 8, 2024

Categories: CMSConfigurationGlobal DataHow to...

Different favicon for development build

How to make tabs in the browser always show which build you’re working on.

Jan 30, 2024

Categories: ConfigurationHow to...Nunjucks/Macros

Top 11 free Eleventy themes for 2024

A curated list of the top 11 Eleventy themes on GitHub in 2024.

Jan 30, 2024

Categories: ConfigurationGetting StartedLayouts

Eleventy - Get autocompletion and doc info in your eleventy config in VS Code

In VS Code, you don't get autocompletion in your eleventy config. You don't get info about functions when you hover over them. Here is how you add it.

Jan 27, 2024

Categories: ConfigurationHow to...

Eleventy - Create a global production flag

A production flag enables you to run activites in production only e.g. minifying assets. There isn't a built-in flag in eleventy. How can we add one?

Jan 24, 2024

Categories: ConfigurationGlobal DataHow to...Layouts

Mastering Eleventy Folder Structures: From Default Setups to Real-World Best Practices

Explore the essentials of Eleventy's folder structure in this guide, perfect for optimizing your project's efficiency and scalability. Learn from basic setups to advanced custom structures, ensuring your 11ty site is perfectly organized for peak performance.

Jan 24, 2024

Categories: ConfigurationGetting StartedPerformance

Getting up to Speed with Eleventy: Config and Collections

Continuing his Eleventy tutorial, David Eastman shows how to configure the system, make use of templates, what collections are, and more.

Jan 20, 2024

Categories: CollectionsConfigurationLayouts

Cloudflare _redirects

Keeping old paths alive on the new site

Jan 14, 2024

Categories: ConfigurationDeploymentHow to...

A Simple Guide to Redirects on Neocities with Eleventy

We need more tutorials for using Eleventy outside of Netlify. Lets take a look at setting up redirects on Neocities with Eleventy.

Jan 12, 2024

Categories: ConfigurationDeploymentFront MatterHow to...Pagination

Hiding Future Posts in Eleventy

Describes how to hide posts with a future publishing date in an Eleventy site.

Jan 10, 2024

Categories: BloggingConfigurationGlobal DataHow to...Plugins

How I used JPEGs as templates in Eleventy to build a photo gallery

Jan 5, 2024

Categories: ConfigurationHow to...ImagesLayoutsImage Galleries

Minifying and compressing text files to reduce load

I am continuing to catch up with the technical basics for a modern‐day website. This time I add minification and compression to my 11ty build and the Caddy configuration.

Jan 5, 2024

Categories: ConfigurationHow to...Performance

Automatic pre-processing of post images in Eleventy

A brief description of how I set up automatic image scaling in Eleventy.

Dec 29, 2023

Categories: ConfigurationHow to...ImagesPlugins

Generating and Caching Open Graph Images with Eleventy

How I'm caching my open graph images with eleventy-plugin-og-image instead of generating them on every build

Dec 24, 2023

Categories: ConfigurationHow to...ImagesLayoutsSocial Media

Generating OG Images in Eleventy

Creating OG images for your Eleventy page is really easy with eleventy-plugin-og-image. I show you how!

Dec 23, 2023

Categories: ConfigurationPluginsSocial Media

Generating a static blog with Eleventy

From 0 to minimal blog using 11ty. I tell you the steps I took to create the minimal technical basis for this website's content.

Dec 23, 2023

Categories: BloggingCollectionsConfigurationInternationalizationLayouts

How to keep links between Markdown files working both locally and on your Eleventy site.

Dec 18, 2023

Categories: ConfigurationMarkdown

Let’s create a microblog with visual editing using Bookshop and Eleventy

Visual editing is table stakes for a modern content management workflow.

Dec 7, 2023

Categories: BloggingCMSCSS/SassConfigurationHow to...

Eleventy vs. Next.js for static site generation

We evaluate Eleventy and Next.js and compare both static site generators for performance, developer experience, scalability, and ecosystem.

Dec 7, 2023

Categories: BloggingConfigurationGetting StartedWhy Eleventy?

Eleventy Excellent demo branches

Frontend developer and designer living in Madrid. I enjoy working with semantic HTML, vanilla Javascript and modern CSS.

Oct 30, 2023

Categories: BloggingConfigurationPagination

Cleaning up the 11ty config

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

Oct 29, 2023

Categories: ConfigurationHow to...

Clean Up Your Config File

MooseDog Studios - Where Convention Takes A Back Seat To Quality

Oct 23, 2023

Categories: ConfigurationHow to...

TinaCMS + 11ty

Taking a deep dive into setting up a CMS for my static site with TinaCMS

Oct 17, 2023

Categories: BloggingCMSConfigurationDeploymentHow to...

Build a Blogroll with Eleventy

A step-by-step guide to adding a blogroll, complete with each blog's latest posts, to your Eleventy site.

Sep 21, 2023

Categories: Data CascadeRemote DataHow to...ConfigurationBlogging

CloudCannon + Eleventy

Getting CloudCannon setup with your Eleventy project is easier than you think

Sep 6, 2023

Categories: DeploymentHow to...CollectionsConfiguration

Flickerless dark mode in 11ty with Tailwind CSS

Just a couple of days ago, I was about to rebuild my portfolio website from scratch. As a typical web... Tagged with webdev, javascript, tutorial, html.

Sep 4, 2023

Categories: CSS/SassConfigurationHow to...

11ty draft posts - Set up a draft system in 11ty

Setting a post to draft in 11ty while writing

Sep 1, 2023

Categories: ConfigurationHow to...Drafts

Build your own 11ty starter

If you want to build a website quickly then 11ty is a great tool. Here is how I set up my starter pack to get me up and running in a few minutes.

Aug 5, 2023

Categories: How to...ConfigurationGetting Started

Use TailwindCSS with Eleventy Static Site Generator

A guide to using Tailwindcss and Eleventy with auto reloading feature. You will also learn to add DaisyUI in conjunction with TailwindCSS.

Jul 30, 2023

Categories: CSS/SassConfigurationHow to...

How I set up lastmod date in my 11ty xml sitemap

Google now want an accurate lastmod date in the xml sitemap. Here is how I set it up in my 11ty site.

Jul 6, 2023

Categories: How to...Configuration

Introducing: 11ty with reasonable defaults

TL;DR Initialize your 11ty projects with reasonable defaults: npm install -g yo npm... Tagged with showdev, webdev, productivity.

Jul 2, 2023

Categories: Configuration

Generating CSS with PostCSS and eleventy.before

I'm trying to keep the setup of my personal projects as simple as possible. Today, we're looking at how CSS is generated.

Jun 29, 2023

Categories: CSS/SassConfigurationHow to...

Integrating JSON-LD Into Your Eleventy Pages

MooseDog Studios - Where Convention Takes A Back Seat To Quality

Jun 9, 2023

Categories: ConfigurationHow to...

Meta Description and Keywords in Eleventy

This article describes how I added HTML Keywords to an Eleventy site.

May 1, 2023

Categories: ConfigurationHow to...

Automated workflows for websites

In this article, I'm writing about automated workflows I added to this blog.

Apr 20, 2023

Categories: ConfigurationHow to...

New Blog Same as the Old Blog

Details about my site rebuild.

Mar 27, 2023

Categories: BloggingConfiguration

Displaying Build Details in an Eleventy Site

I leveraged some old code to add the ability to capture build details and save them with a project. In this post, I describe the utility I created that allows you to easily display build information in an Eleventy site.

Mar 15, 2023

Categories: ConfigurationHow to...

Hiding drafts and future posts in Eleventy.js

JavaScript software development tips, strategies for salary negotiation, and other helpful advice for navigating software as a career.

Mar 7, 2023

Categories: How to...ConfigurationDrafts

Font Subsetting with Eleventy.js

Blog and general digital garden of the full stack programmer Simon Dann.

Mar 3, 2023

Categories: Asset PipelinesConfigurationHow to...Plugins

Combining 11ty Static Site Generator with ASP.NET Core

Combining 11ty Static Site Generator with ASP.NET Core for maximum awesomeness.

Feb 21, 2023

Categories: Asset PipelinesConfiguration

Setup GitLab Review Apps with Eleventy

A technique to setup GitLab Review Apps for an Eleventy site.

Feb 9, 2023

Categories: ConfigurationDeploymentHow to...

Using Rmarkdown with Eleventy

My work, notes, musings and more. Some serious, some not.

Feb 9, 2023

Categories: ConfigurationFront MatterHow to...Markdown


The posts below were published before the release of Eleventy v2.0.0 (Feb 8, 2023). Information in these posts may be out of date. The current stable release is 2.0.1. Eleventy v3.0 is currently under development and available for testing.

How to programmatically add tags to posts in 11ty

Blog and general digital garden of the full stack programmer Simon Dann.

Jan 30, 2023

Categories: BloggingCollectionsConfigurationHow to...Plugins

Blog and general digital garden of the full stack programmer Simon Dann.

Jan 25, 2023

Categories: BloggingConfigurationHow to...Markdown

Components with Nunjucks and 11ty

We are going to be go through the first steps to get up and running with 11ty. Building a 11ty site from scratch will help you keep your site lightweight, scalable and easy to manage.

Jan 25, 2023

Categories: CSS/SassConfigurationHow to...Nunjucks/Macros

External Asset Pipeline with Eleventy

I like to use NPM scripts for my asset pipeline instead of using Eleventy to generate assets and orchestrate everything. The latest release of Eleventy Dev Server makes that approach both easy to implement and quite performant.

Jan 23, 2023

Categories: Asset PipelinesConfiguration

Using Eleventy filters in Directory Computed Data

Eleventy Computed Data makes it easy to reuse your filters outside of your templates.

Jan 16, 2023

Categories: ConfigurationData CascadeFilters

Organizing the Eleventy config file

Eleventy lets you create a file called eleventy.js to configure the SSG to your own project’s needs. This article is all about organizing your config file!

Nov 29, 2022

Categories: Configuration

Why I built my own Vue plugin for Eleventy

Why and how I built my own Vue plugin for Eleventy.

Oct 22, 2022

Categories: ConfigurationPlugins

Support Draft Blog Posts in Eleventy

A look at various ways of supporting draft posts with Eleventy

Aug 14, 2022

Categories: How to...ConfigurationCollectionsDrafts

You should add a generator tag to your Eleventy site

Hear me out on this one, I've got a short but sensible list as to why.

Jun 29, 2022

Categories: Configuration

Generate a sitemap for your Eleventy website

How to create a sitemap for your static website built with Eleventy. Tagged with eleventy, sitemap, xml, staticsite.

Jun 5, 2022

Categories: How to...Configuration

Eleventy + Vue 3

Tips and tricks for using Vue 3 Single File Components as templates for Eleventy.

Mar 20, 2022

Categories: ConfigurationHow to...Plugins

11ty aliases the right way

A short little tutorial on how to make redirects in 11ty that aren't awful.

Mar 20, 2022

Categories: CollectionsConfigurationHow to...Pagination

Generate Social Image Covers With Eleventy And Node-Canvas

This static blog is generated with Eleventy and all its social images are automatically generated with node-canvas. In this tutorial we’ll set up a basic version of this script so you can use it on your blog as well.

Mar 17, 2022

Categories: ConfigurationHow to...Social Media


The posts below were published before the release of Eleventy v1.0.0 (Jan 9, 2022). Information in these posts may be out of date. The current stable release is 2.0.1. Eleventy v3.0 is currently under development and available for testing.

11ty tips I wish I knew from the start

David East's personal site full of blog posts and stuff.

Jan 3, 2022

Categories: ConfigurationData CascadeGetting StartedNavigation

Just Enough JavaScript for Eleventy

Want to try Eleventy, but not very experienced in JavaScript yet? You're in the right place.

Dec 25, 2021

Categories: ConfigurationHow to...

Managing a secrets directory in your eleventy site

A personal blog where I write about my side projects

Nov 7, 2021

Categories: ConfigurationHow to...

Eleventy 1.0 - Dynamic Ignores

Eleventy 1.0's new support for dynamic file ignore settings.

Oct 15, 2021

Categories: Configuration

An Adobe PDF Embed Plugin for Eleventy

Eleventy users can now add a PDF Embed plugin to their sites

Aug 2, 2021

Categories: How to...Global DataConfigurationPlugins

Getting your bearings in an existing Eleventy project

Questions to ask to start making changes quickly

Jul 26, 2021

Categories: Configuration

npx eleventy !== npx @11ty/eleventy

Use the former at your own risk.

Apr 7, 2021

Categories: How to...Configuration

Using the Image plugin with Eleventy to build a simple gallery

Apr 7, 2021

Categories: ImagesHow to...PluginsConfigurationImage Galleries

Create an Eleventy podcast feed

Want to add an iTunes and Google friendly podcast feed to your Eleventy site? Here's how.

Feb 8, 2021

Categories: FiltersBloggingHow to...Configuration

Using Pre-Built Lunr Indexes with Eleventy

Switching to Pre-Built Lunr indexes with Eleventy sites

Jan 22, 2021

Categories: SearchHow to...Configuration

Give your Eleventy Site Superpowers with Environment Variables

Eleventy is increasing in popularity because it allows us to create nice, simple websites, but also — because it’s so developer-friendly. We can build

Dec 31, 2020

Categories: ConfigurationHow to...

Inlining scripts and styles in 11ty

I’m Kitty Giraudel, a non-binary trans frontend developer based in Berlin, focused on accessibility and inclusivity.

Dec 3, 2020

Categories: CSS/SassConfiguration

Using a folder other than posts/ with Eleventy

I don’t want to wrestle with overwrought Webpack configuration, write GraphQL queries for basic navigation, or scream at types for failing to transpile or whatever. I want to write

Nov 22, 2020

Categories: ConfigurationHow to...

Selecting Random Posts in Eleventy

A look at adding links to random pages in Eleventy

Oct 26, 2020

Categories: How to...FiltersConfiguration

Setting up Homebrew, NPM and Eleventy on a fresh mac

Walking through setting up Homebrew on your Mac, so you can install NPM and Eleventy.

Oct 5, 2020

Categories: ConfigurationHow to...

Add a generator meta tag to your Eleventy website

A generator meta tag is used to give some credit to the tools you use to build a plain HTML website. Let's give Eleventy some credit. Tagged with eleventy, jamstack, staticsite, javascript.

Sep 17, 2020

Categories: How to...Configuration

Five Critical Things To Do Before Working With 11ty

Five pieces of knowledge I wish I knew before working with 11ty, the JavaScript-based static site generator. Get a jump start using this fantastic tool.

Apr 2, 2020

Categories: ConfigurationData CascadeFiltersGetting Started

Building a website with a static site generator, part 3: Domain, Analytics and Forms

Once your website is up and running, it's time to get a professional looking domain, think about analytics and collect data with forms.

Mar 25, 2020

Categories: Getting StartedBloggingConfiguration

Adding Another Template Language to Eleventy

Father, husband, developer relations and web standards expert, and cat demo builder.

Feb 19, 2020

Categories: ConfigurationHow to...

Checking (and Upgrading) Template Engines in Eleventy

How to check the version of embedded template engines in Eleventy

Feb 7, 2020

Categories: How to...ConfigurationFilters

Adding a Last Edited Field to Eleventy

How to add a "Last Edited" value to Eleventy pages.

Feb 6, 2020

Categories: How to...CollectionsConfigurationDates

Code comfort: Eleventy and webpack

Some words about my Eleventy/webpack configuration.

Dec 14, 2019

Categories: How to...Configuration

Adding Search to your Eleventy Static Site with Lunr

Using Lunr to add client-site search to your static site

Oct 20, 2019

Categories: SearchCollectionsConfiguration

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