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Eleventy Documentation

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Think Local, not Global

Rather than using a global install, like so:

# this is not preferable
npm install -g @11ty/eleventy
# but it does allow you to use `eleventy` anywhere
eleventy

Instead, you should install Eleventy locally into your current project. This requires that your project has a package.json. If you do not have a package.json in your project, use npm init to create one.

With a package.json, you can install packages locally. For example, this install command will save @11ty/eleventy into your project’s package.json:

npm install --save-dev @11ty/eleventy

Then use npx to run your local project version:

npx eleventy

Using a local installation is preferable as you’ll run into fewer interoperability issues when using Eleventy on multiple projects. When Eleventy eventually bumps to a new major version, you’ll want the project specific version of Eleventy installed locally.