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Ignore Template Files

Add an .eleventyignore file to the root of your input directory for a new line-separated list of files (or globs) that will not be processed by Eleventy. Paths listed in your project’s .gitignore file are automatically ignored.

Important note: if you do not have a .gitignore file in your project, the node_modules directory will be ignored automatically.

Example

Filename .eleventyignore
README.md
_drafts/
secretNunjucksTemplates/anotherFolder/**/*.njk

Opt-out of using .gitignore

New in v0.3.5 You can disable automatic use of your .gitignore file by using the Configuration API method: eleventyConfig.setUseGitIgnore(false);.

Filename .eleventy.js
module.exports = function(eleventyConfig) {
eleventyConfig.setUseGitIgnore(false);
};

When using .gitignore is disabled, .eleventyignore will be the single source of truth for ignored files. This also means that your node_modules directory will be processed unless otherwise specified in your .eleventyignore file.