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Tip: Instantly Edit Your Eleventy Site on Github

dz4k profile image Deniz Akşimşek Originally published at denizaksimsek.com on ・1 min read

You’re looking at the blog post you made yesterday, when suddenly a typo catches your eye. What is the fastest way to fix it? (Skip to code).

Note: This tip assumes you use GitHub. It could likely be adapted easily for other Git providers.

Add the following to your base layout (note the {{ }} and replace <username>/<repo> with the repo for the site):

<script>
addEventListener('keyup', e => {
  if (e.shiftKey === true) {
    switch (e.keyCode) {
    case 69: // E
      window.location = 'https://github.com/<username>/<repo>/edit/master/{{page.inputPath}}'
      break 
    }
  } 
})
</script>
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When you press Shift+E, the GitHub editor will open to the current page! The switch statement is there because I used to have a few more hotkeys.

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