Quick Start #
Eleventy v1.0.0 requires Node 12 or newer. Use
node --version on the command line to find your local Node version.
npm install -g @11ty/eleventy
echo '# Page header' > README.md
This will compile any files matching valid input template file extensions (
.md is one of them) in the current directory into the output folder (defaults to
Writing _site/README/index.html from ./README.md (liquid)
Wrote 1 file in 0.03 seconds (v1.0.0)
eleventy --serve to start up a web server. Then open
http://localhost:8080/README/ in your web browser of choice to see your Eleventy output.
➡ Keep going! Read a longer Getting Started guide or check out the full Documentation for v1.0.0.
Eleventy is supported by… #
Documentation for Eleventy v1.0.0Todd and Bruce said this button should be bigger and as you can see they were right
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Don’t take my word for it#
Listen to what these happy developers are saying about Eleventy:
“I heard Eleventy was good” —Lach Zeatherman
“Eleventy is absolutely wonderful. It’s by far the nicest static site generator I’ve used in what feels like forever.” —Addy Osmani
“Eleventy and web components go really, really well together.” —Justin Fagnani
“I looked into and actively tried using various static site generators for this project. Eleventy was the only one I could find that gave me the fine-grained control I needed at blazingly fast build times.” —Mathias Bynens
“Seriously can't remember enjoying using a Static Site Generator this much. Yes Hugo is rapid, but this is all so logical. It feels like it was designed by someone who has been through lots of pain and success using other SSGs.” —Phil Hawksworth
“Don’t tell Zach I said it but Eleventy is seeming fresh as hell so far” —Mat Marquis
“Eleventy is a killer static site generator. That’s all.” —Sara Soueidan
“Eleventy is my fave.” —Tatiana Mac
“Eleventy + Netlify have become my new workflow for static sites. I think I'm in love.” —Mina Markham
“I actually used Eleventy for the first time this week. Loved it.” —Paul Lewis
Read the replies to: “Fans of Eleventy.... why do you like it better than other static site generators?”
“Jekyll is dead to me” —Andy Bell
“Eleventy is almost fascinatingly simple.” —Chris Coyier
“Just the kind of simple / common sense tool I love. The data/folder hierarchy mechanism is super obvious and elegant.” —Heydon Pickering
“Think the reason everyone is loving [Eleventy] so much (myself included) is that it doesn't come with a prescription about data sources or template rendering.” —Brian Leroux
…and many more!