Eleventy Documentation

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Template Languages:

Eleventy Short Name File Extension NPM Package
ejs .ejs ejs

You can override a .ejs file’s template engine. Read more at Changing a Template’s Rendering Engine.

Set your own Library instance

New in Eleventy v0.3.0: As an escape mechanism for advanced usage, pass in your own instance of the EJS library using the Configuration API.

module.exports = function(eleventyConfig) {
let ejs = require("ejs");
eleventyConfig.setLibrary("ejs", ejs);

Compile/Render Options

New in Eleventy v0.3.0: See “Options” on the EJS home page.

module.exports = function(eleventyConfig) {
    // use <? ?> instead of <% %>
    delimiter: "?"

Supported Features

Feature Syntax
✅ Include (Preprocessor Directive) <% include /user/show %> looks for _includes/user/show.ejs
✅ Include (pass in Data) <%- include('/user/show', {user: 'Ava'}) %> looks for _includes/user/show.ejs