Fast Builds and even Faster Web Sites
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From a benchmark of ×4000 markdown files. Learn more about Eleventy’s site and build performance.
Quick Start in 2 Steps
Create a Markdown file.
echo '# Page header' > index.md
Eleventy requires Node.js 14 (expand to learn more)
You can check whether or not you have Node installed by running `node --version` in a terminal window. (Well, wait—what is a Terminal window?)
If the command is not found or it reports a number lower than 14, you will need to download and install Node.js before moving on to the next step.
Eleventy compiles any files in the current directory matching valid file extensions (
.md is one of many) to the output folder (
_site by default). It might look like this:
Writing _site/index.html from ./index.md (liquid)
Wrote 1 file in 0.03 seconds (v2.0.1)
npx @11ty/eleventy --serve to start up a local development server and open
http://localhost:8080/ in your web browser of choice to see your web site.
- Read our full Getting Started guide.
- Watch 6 minutes to Build a Blog from Scratch.
- Head over to the Documentation for v2.0.1.
- Trusted by
- Chrome Developers
- CSS Tricks
- A11Y Project
- United Kingdom (gov)
- France (gov)
- Stack Overflow
- Open Web Docs
- Filament Group
- Set Studio
- Khan Academy
- UX London
- Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison
- California (gov)
- Red Hat
- Just Eat Takeaway
- …and more
Todd 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:
“The Eleventy + Netlify combo continues to be 🤌” —Dan Mall
“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
“Eleventy is almost fascinatingly simple.” —Chris Coyier
“2022 winner of the Google Open Source Peer Bonus Award” —Google
“Eleventy and web components go really, really well together.” —Justin Fagnani
“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
“Just the kind of simple / common sense tool I love. The data/folder hierarchy mechanism is super obvious and elegant.” —Heydon Pickering
“I actually used Eleventy for the first time this week. Loved it.” —Paul Lewis
“Eleventy is a killer static site generator. That’s all.” —Sara Soueidan
“Eleventy is my fave.” —Tatiana Mac
“Don’t tell Zach I said it but Eleventy is seeming fresh as hell so far” —Mat Marquis
“#1 Product of the Day (May 2022)” —Product Hunt
“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
“I use Eleventy on almost every project at this point and I love it.” —Lea Verou
“Eleventy + Netlify have become my new workflow for static sites. I think I'm in love.” —Mina Markham
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
“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