I recently started a blog on Wordpress and ran into a lot of problems. These include

  • Wordpress.com doesn't allow installing new plugins, so the user must pay a monthly fee to host the blog on Wordpress.org.
  • $\LaTeX$ support on Wordpress doesn't support equation alignment. Writing multi line equations is a mess.
  • Writing math on a blog appears to be much more difficult than writing math in $\LaTeX$ .
  • The blog writer has to adjust the font size of every line written in $\LaTeX$ . The default font size is extremely small.

Are these valid concerns about creating a math blog? Do all users who create a math blog run into the same problems?

It looks like I need to start self-hosting my blog per these recommendations and download the WP to $\LaTeX$ plugins to work around these frustrations?

The blog I wrote is at https://axion004.wordpress.com/. I'm writing the blog for fun and would like to write more.

A similar question was posted previously, How to start a math blog?. I made a new question since I am looking for a slightly different answer.

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    $\begingroup$ I wish that stackexchange would launch a blog platform, using their latex support and upvoting system. $\endgroup$
    – littleO
    Oct 22, 2016 at 23:41
  • $\begingroup$ @Axion004, what did you end up doing? I see you are writing blogs these days. $\endgroup$
    – hi15
    Jun 24, 2019 at 23:06
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    $\begingroup$ @hi15 I'm currently a second year graduate student at UIC (homepages.math.uic.edu/~mkehoe5). I'm studying applied/computational mathematics. I want to spend more time on my blog in the future. $\endgroup$
    – Axion004
    Jun 25, 2019 at 1:31
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    $\begingroup$ @Axion004 nice! Also, what are using to write in latex in your wordpress blog? $\endgroup$
    – hi15
    Jul 1, 2019 at 6:01
  • $\begingroup$ @hi15: Latex2Wordpress. You can download it from lucatrevisan.wordpress.com/latex-to-wordpress/download. I write all of my posts in latex and then type python latex2wp.py my_file.tex at the command line. $\endgroup$
    – Axion004
    Jul 1, 2019 at 14:46

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Here's mine: https://justanothermathblog.wordpress.com

I wouldn't recommend it, unless there's a new $\LaTeX$ plugin/integration/etc. I don't know about. My process for writing a blog post:

  1. Write the post as a normal $\LaTeX$ document.
  2. Use LaTeX2WP to convert the $\texttt{.tex}$ file into HTML, e.g. $$\texttt{python latex2wp.py input.tex output.html} $$
  3. Copy the HTML into Wordpress and publish.

It works, but there's probably a content management system more suited for $\LaTeX$-based posts.


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