- Getting Started
- Working with Templates
- Using Data
- Template Languages
- Release History
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:
“Eleventy is absolutely wonderful. It’s by far the nicest static site generator I’ve used in what feels like forever.” —Addy Osmani
“Don’t tell Zach I said it but Eleventy is seeming fresh as hell so far” —Mat Marquis
“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 almost fascinatingly simple.” —Chris Coyier
Read the replies to: “Fans of Eleventy.... why do you like it better than other static site generators?”
“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
“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
“Eleventy is my fave.” —Tatiana Mac
“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
This project aims to directly compete with all other Static Site Generators. We encourage you to try out our competition: