[Not Maintained!] Jekyll-like static site generator for node.js

Not Maintained

I do not have time to work on this project these days, but the code lives on if others wish to use it. If you're interested in taking over, fix something via Pull Request and I'm happy to hand things over to you if you're interested.


Jekyll-like static site generator for node.js that aims to be as compatible as possible with Jekyll.


Core functionality is identical to Jekyll:

  • Blog aware static site generator
  • Compatible with the Jekyll directory and file structure
  • Use Markdown for posts
  • Code highlighting via Pygments or Highlight.js
  • Layouts written using Liquid template engine
  • Server / Auto-regenerate
  • Extension-less page URLs (i.e. /example/ from /example.html via pretty_urls configuration variable)

There are a few bonus features not present in the default install of Jekyll:

  • Jekyll-like plugin model, with CoffeeScript/JS instead of Ruby
  • Use Markdown within includes
  • Compile and minify CoffeeScript & LESS
  • Support post and page URL aliases via redirects

Finally, there are a few missing features:

  • Textile support
  • Importing tools


Generated directly from enfield --help

Enfield is a blog-aware static-site generator modeled after Jekyll

  build                Build your site
  help                 Display global or [command] help documentation.
  new                  Creates a new Jekyll site scaffold in PATH
  serve                Serve your site locally

Global Options:
  -s, --source [DIR]
      Source directory (defaults to ./)

  -d, --destination [DIR]
      Destination directory (defaults to ./_site)

      Safe mode (defaults to false)

  --plugins PLUGINS_DIR1[,PLUGINS_DIR2[,...]]
      Plugins directory (defaults to ./_plugins)

      Layouts directory (defaults to ./_layouts)

  -h, --help
      Display help documentation

  -v, --version
      Display version information


Enfield will load any .coffee or .js file from the _plugins directory. The plugin system is modeled after Jekyll Plugins. The following plugin types are supported:

  • Converters
  • Liquid Filters
  • Custom Tags
  • Generators


Custom converters can be added. Note that only items with YAML frontmatter will be converted. All others are ignored.

module.exports = {
  "converters": {
    "foo": {
      "priority": 1,
      "matches": function(ext) {
        return ext === ".foo";
      "outputExtension": function(ext) {
        return ".html";
      "convert": function(content, config, callback) {
        // Return converted value via callback(err, content)
        callback(null, content.replace("foo", ""));

Valid priority values: 1 (lowest) - 5 (highest)

Liquid Filters

Custom Liquid Filters can be added:

module.exports = {
  "filters": {
    "upcase": function(val) {
      return val.toUpperCase();
    "lowercase": function(val) {
      return val.toLowerCase();

Custom Tags

module.exports = {
  "tags": {
    "mytag": function(body, page, site) {
      // Body is the content string within the tag
      // Page is the object of the current page being converted
      // Site is the same data structure passed to liquid templates
      // (see generators below)
      return "Hello World";


Generators are used to create additional content for your site based on custom logic.

module.exports = {
  "generators": {
    "bar": function(site, callback) {
      // Same data structure as passed to Liquid templates. Including:
      // - site.posts
      // - site.pages
      // - site.tags
      // - site.categories
      // - site.static_files

      // Make sure to callback when you're done

See src/plugins/enfield-generators.coffee for examples.


  • Consider configurable permalinks
  • Post index page for year directories
  • Check for permalink collisions due to same slug and different dates





This Project Has a Stupid Name

Richard Enfield is a minor character in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.