How to get started with a pre-built 11ty theme
11ty version of the popular Chirpy Jekyll blog theme. Also powers this blog.
You can check out the live version on https://eleventy-chirpy-blog-template.netlify.app.
Before you install dependencies
This repo uses Volta. Get it, and it’ll make your node life so much easier. Runt his command (for linux and windows user)
curl https://get.volta.sh | bash
Clone this repository. Goto to this template and click on “Use this Template” button.
Put a repository name and Description , then click on "create repository " button.
Clone the recently made repository
git clone -https link here -
Change into the cloned directory.
cd -Directory Name-
volta install yarn
Install dependencies. Note, if you prefer
yarn make sure to first remove the
yarn.lock file, and then run
Start the local development process.
Open the page, usually on http://localhost:8080, and dig around!
All blog configuration is handled via
siteconfig.js (content/_data/siteconfig.js). Everything is inline documented.
In the config file you can can change the name , the picture , links among other things, feel free to tinker and explore from here
All build processes rely on how
NODE_ENV is set. For production builds, which then also means minified CSS and JS you’ve to set the value to
production. I mention this explicitly as this is for some vendors not the default.
If you want to speed up your build times a bit you can add the generated images to your git repo. The
.gitignore already contains a commented section for that.
The UX of this template is based on the popular Chirpy template, just with a different tech stack. If you prefer to run Jekyll and Bootstrap, checkout Chirpy here. It’s great.
Also big thanks to the the authors of the 11ty High Performance Blog.