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Top 11 free Eleventy themes for 2024

By Jaimie McMahon · 30 Jan 2024
Top 11 free Eleventy themes for 2024

As the official Eleventy (11ty) CMS partner, it’s no secret that we love building websites with Eleventy here at CloudCannon. And what's not to like about this static site generator? With unmatched simplicity, flexibility, and customizability, Eleventy ticks all the right boxes for lean web development.

If you are new to 11ty, building with a starter project is a great way to learn as you go. This is why we’ve curated this list, ranking the top 11 free Eleventy themes of 2024 based on GitHub stars. Whether you are building a business site, a personal portfolio, or a blog, there is a theme to help you get started with Eleventy. And when you do get started, set up your new site on our Eleventy CMS to enable live visual editing and page building.

Honorable mentions

Venture

Use Case(s): Business websites
Author: CloudCannon
License: MIT

Venture theme demo site

Venture is a polished, marketing website template for Eleventy. This template includes a responsive layout, configurable navigation and footer, multiple hero options, and configurable page building components, theme colors, and fonts. Venture is optimized for live editing in CloudCannon.

Venture demo site
Venture GitHub repo

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Sendit

Use Case(s): Marketing websites
Author: CloudCannon
License: MIT

Sendit theme demo site

Sendit is a multipurpose Eleventy template made with the Bootstrap CSS framework. The components have been converted to Bookshop. It’s the perfect starting point to see how CloudCannon works and build out a clean, modern-looking site at the same time.

Sendit demo site
Sendit GitHub repo

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11 best 11ty themes in 2024

11. 11ta

Use Case(s): blog template

Author: 11ta
License: MIT
GitHub ⭐: 119

11ta theme demo site

11ta is a deeply customizable, full-featured, ready-to-publish blog template built with 11ty, TailwindCSS, & Alpine.js.

11ta demo site
11ta GitHub repo

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10. Seven

Use Case(s): blogs and simple websites

Author: planetoftheweb
License: MIT
GitHub ⭐: 128

Seven theme demo site

An eleventy template based on bootstrap4layouts. Includes webpack, a sass version of bootstrap, vue.js-powered search, and a whole lot more.

Seven demo site
Seven GitHub repo

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9. Eleventy Photo Gallery

Use Case(s): Portfolio websites
Author: Tanner Dolby
License: MIT
GitHub ⭐: 132

Eleventy Photo Gallery demo site

A starter site for creating a responsive image gallery using the Eleventy static site generator.

Eleventy Photo Gallery demo site
Eleventy Photo Gallery GitHub repo

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8. Pack11ty

Use Case(s): minimal documentation sites

Author: nhoizey
License: MIT
GitHub ⭐: 189

Pack11ty theme demo site

Pack11ty is a heavily opinionated Eleventy template project with Sass. It comes with a plugin including collections folders, navigation configuration, pre-optimized JavaScript and Sass/CSS assets, responsive images, filters, and social sharing features.

Pack11ty demo site
Pack11ty GitHub repo

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7. Tea Stack

Use Case(s): Multipurpose minimal template
Author: Matt Waler
License: MIT
GitHub ⭐: 199

Tea Stack repo

A starter template for the TEA stack (Tailwind, Eleventy, Alpine).

No demo site
Tea Stack GitHub repo

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6. Eleventy Duo

Use Case(s): Minimal theme for personal blogs
Author: Yinkakun
License: MIT
GitHub ⭐: 215

Eleventy Duo demo site

Eleventy Duo is a minimal and beautiful Eleventy theme for personal blogs. This is a fully responsive template that includes SEO metadata and OpenGraph tags, cache busting, a 404 page, an RSS feed, tag and pagination support, and syntax highlighting with PrismJS.

Eleventy Duo demo site
Eleventy Duo GitHub repo

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5. Sass Skeleton

Use Case(s): Multipurpose template
Author: Stephanie Eckles
License: None
GitHub ⭐: 235

Sass Skeleton 11ty theme

A multipurpose 11ty theme featuring absolutely nothing beyond a base HTML5 template and the essential setup to watch and compile your Sass alongside 11ty. 11ty Sass Skeleton includes minifiying and autoprefixing of styles during development and on-build using Lightning CSS.

No demo site
Sass Skeleton GitHub repo

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4. Neat Starter

Use Case(s): Multipurpose starter template
Author: surjithctly
License: MIT
GitHub ⭐: 317

Neat Starter demo site

A simple starter template for Eleventy, Alpine JS, and Tailwind CSS.

Neat Starter demo site
Neat Starter GitHub repo

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3. Eleventy Garden

Use Case(s): Mind garden template (personal sites)
Author: Binyamin
License: MIT
GitHub ⭐: 421

Eleventy Garden demo site

A minimal starter site for building a mind garden with eleventy. Eleventy Garden includes

Eleventy Garden demo site
Eleventy Garden GitHub repo

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2. Eleventy Netlify Boilerplate

Use Case(s): Blog template
Author: Dan Urbanowicz
License: MIT
GitHub ⭐: 509

Eleventy Netlify Boilerplate demo site

A simple template for building a fast, pre-generated HTML website using the Eleventy static site generator. Use it as a starter for your own Jamstack projects, or as an easy way to get started building websites with Eleventy.

Eleventy Netlify Boilerplate demo site
Eleventy Netlify Boilerplate GitHub repo

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1. Eleventy High Performance Blog

Use Case(s): High-performance blog template
Author: Google
License: MIT
GitHub ⭐: 3.9K

Eleventy High Performance Blog demo site

A starter template for building a blog with the Eleventy static site generator, implementing a wide range of performance best practices.

Eleventy High Performance Blog demo site
Eleventy High Performance Blog GitHub repo

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And there we have it: the top 11 free Eleventy themes for 2024!

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