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Configure your Templates
There are a few special data keys you can assign in your data to control how templates behave. These can live anywhere in the Data Cascade.
permalink: Change the output target of the current template. Normally, you cannot use template syntax to reference other variables in your data, but
permalinkis an exception. Read more about Permalinks.
layout: Wrap current template with a layout template found in the
_includesfolder. Read more about Layouts.
pagination: Enable to iterate over data. Output multiple HTML files from a single template. Read more about Pagination.
tags: A single string or array that identifies that a piece of content is part of a collection. Collections can be reused in any other template. Read more about Collections.
date: Override the default date (file creation) to customize how the file is sorted in a collection. Read more at Content Dates.
templateEngineOverride: Override the template engine on a per-file basis. Read more about Changing a Template’s Rendering Engine. This option only works in Front Matter ⚠️ (for now), read Issue #445.
eleventyExcludeFromCollections: Set to
trueto exclude this content from any and all Collections (those tagged in data or setup using the Configuration API).
eleventyComputed: Programmatically set data values based on other values in your data cascade. Read more about Computed Data.
eleventyNavigation: Used by the Navigation plugin.
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eleventyImport.collections: An Array of collection names used to inform template dependencies for incremental builds and to render templates in the correct order. Read more on the collections documentation.
dynamicPermalink: Option to disable template syntax for the
permalinkkey. Read more about disabling dynamic permalinks.
permalinkBypassOutputDir: Write a file to somewhere other than the output directory. Read more about bypassing the output directory