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Mathematical Blogging

Chris11

New member
Mar 20, 2012
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Hey. So I have decided that I want to try to produce a math blog. The blog would essencially just consist of interesting problems and proofs, as well as expository notes on stuff that I'm reading (the symmetric group and it's reprepresentation theory). However, I have found no useful information online as to how to go about producing such a blog. I don't know of any websites that host such things that are: 1. Free ; 2. Not completly saturated with advertisments; 3. LaTeX suppporting. ANy advice, or links to such advice would be much appreciated.

Thanks,

-chris
 

Chris L T521

Well-known member
Staff member
Jan 26, 2012
995
Re: Mathematical Bloging

Hey. So I have decided that I want to try to produce a math blog. The blog would essencially just consist of interesting problems and proofs, as well as expository notes on stuff that I'm reading (the symmetric group and it's reprepresentation theory). However, I have found no useful information online as to how to go about producing such a blog. I don't know of any websites that host such things that are: 1. Free ; 2. Not completly saturated with advertisments; 3. LaTeX suppporting. ANy advice, or links to such advice would be much appreciated.

Thanks,

-chris
Hi Chris,

I think that Wordpress would be your best bet; it's free (sign up for an account here), and they have LaTeX support (although their LaTeX tags are a little odd). And from what I know, wordpress really isn't saturated with ads.

I hope this helps!
 

CaptainBlack

Well-known member
Jan 26, 2012
890
Re: Mathematical Bloging

Hi Chris,

I think that Wordpress would be your best bet; it's free (sign up for an account here), and they have LaTeX support (although their LaTeX tags are a little odd). And from what I know, wordpress really isn't saturated with ads.

I hope this helps!
Since MathJax works on Blogger, Blogger is also a viable platform (as is any other that allows you to embed some javascript in the page template - or whatever they choose to call the thing). I have a blog post on this here, not wonderful but shows how its done, you can also find the same information on MathJax site.

My experience with WordPress is that the LaTeX can be tempremental.

CB
 

Ackbach

Indicium Physicus
Staff member
Jan 26, 2012
4,191
Re: Mathematical Bloging

You can also use QuickLaTeX here. If you can paste images into your blog post, you can post $\LaTeX$. Here's an example using QuickLaTeX:

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Jameson

Administrator
Staff member
Jan 26, 2012
4,040
Re: Mathematical Bloging

I would go with Blogger because as far as I know it doesn't force you to have any ads and it allows Mathjax, which is very high quality Latex and lastly because it's free. If you want to go with hosting your blog on a domain then maybe Wordpress would be better. It all depends on what you want to do.