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Eleventy is a simpler static site generator.

Quick Start #

Eleventy v0.11.0 requires Node 8 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
eleventy

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 _site).

Writing _site/README/index.html from ./README.md.
Wrote 1 file in 0.11 seconds (v0.11.0)

Run 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 v0.11.0.

Eleventy is supported by… #

Sanity.io

Gold Sponsor for 9 consecutive months

Piccalilli

Gold Sponsor

Latest News #

MIT’s new Digital Humanities site launches using Eleventy! (2020 August 11)

Documentation for Eleventy v0.11.0Todd and Bruce said this button should be bigger and as you can see they were right

Built With Eleventy #

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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’s Twitter PhotoLach Zeatherman

“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’s Twitter PhotoMathias Bynens

“I actually used Eleventy for the first time this week. Loved it.” Paul Lewis’s Twitter PhotoPaul Lewis

“Eleventy is absolutely wonderful. It’s by far the nicest static site generator I’ve used in what feels like forever.” Addy Osmani’s Twitter PhotoAddy Osmani

“Eleventy and web components go really, really well together.” Justin Fagnani’s Twitter PhotoJustin Fagnani

“Eleventy is almost fascinatingly simple.” Chris Coyier’s Twitter PhotoChris Coyier

“Jekyll is dead to me” Andy Bell’s Twitter PhotoAndy Bell

“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’s Twitter PhotoPhil Hawksworth

“Eleventy is a killer static site generator. That’s all.” Sara Soueidan’s Twitter PhotoSara Soueidan

“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’s Twitter PhotoBrian Leroux

“Eleventy + Netlify have become my new workflow for static sites. I think I'm in love.” Mina Markham’s Twitter PhotoMina Markham

“Don’t tell Zach I said it but Eleventy is seeming fresh as hell so far” Mat Marquis’s Twitter PhotoMat Marquis

“Eleventy is my fave.” Tatiana Mac’s Twitter PhotoTatiana Mac

“Just the kind of simple / common sense tool I love. The data/folder hierarchy mechanism is super obvious and elegant.” Heydon Pickering’s Twitter PhotoHeydon Pickering

…and many more!