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Eleventy » Render templates in shortcodes and filters

The easiest way to do this is to define your own instances of the template renderer, which can then be used wherever you need them. Bear in mind that most Eleventy templates are first parsed as Liquid or Nunjucks, then as Markdown.

Eleventy will register all the filters and shortcodes when you call setLibrary.

const {Liquid} = require("liquidjs");
const Nunjucks = require('nunjucks');
const markdownIt = require('markdown-it');

const md = markdownIt({
    html: true

const liquid = new Liquid({
    extname: ".liquid",
    dynamicPartials: false,
    strictFilters: true,
    root: ["_includes"]

const njk = new Nunjucks.Environment(
    new Nunjucks.FileSystemLoader("_includes")

const templateify = async (content) => {
    return md.render(await liquid.parseAndRender(content, this));

module.exports = function (eleventyConfig) {
    eleventyConfig.setLibrary("liquid", liquid);
    eleventyConfig.setLibrary("njk", njk);
    eleventyConfig.setLibrary("md", md);

    eleventyConfig.addPairedShortcode("templateify", templateify);