- Getting Started
- Supporting Eleventy
- Working with Templates
- Using Data
- Template Languages
Eleventy is a simpler static site generator. #
Eleventy uses independent template engines. We don’t want to hold your content hostage. If you decide to use something else later, having your content decoupled in this way will make migration easier.
Eleventy works with multiple template languages. You can pick one or use them all together in a single project:
Eleventy is incremental. You don’t need to start an Eleventy project from scratch. Eleventy is flexible enough to allow conversion of only a few templates at a time. Migrate as fast or as slow as you’d like.
Eleventy works great with data—use both front matter and external data files to inject content into templates.
Read more about Eleventy’s project goals.
➡ Keep going! Read Getting Started.
Don’t just take my word for it 🌈 #
There are a bunch of sites built using Eleventy. But 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 is almost fascinatingly simple.” —Chris Coyier
“Eleventy is my fave.” —Tatiana Mac
“Eleventy and web components go really, really well together.” —Justin Fagnani
“Don’t tell Zach I said it but Eleventy is seeming fresh as hell so far” —Mat Marquis
“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
“Just the kind of simple / common sense tool I love. The data/folder hierarchy mechanism is super obvious and elegant.” —Heydon Pickering
“Eleventy is a killer static site generator. That’s all.” —Sara 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
“Eleventy + Netlify have become my new workflow for static sites. I think I'm in love.” —Mina Markham
“Jekyll is dead to me” —Andy Bell
Read the replies to: “Fans of Eleventy.... why do you like it better than other static site generators?”
“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
“I actually used Eleventy for the first time this week. Loved it.” —Paul Lewis
This project aims to directly compete with all other Static Site Generators. We encourage you to try out our competition:
- Jekyll (Ruby)
- Hugo (Go)
- More at staticgen.com