Math Typesetting

Mathematical notation in a Hugo project can be enabled by using third party JavaScript libraries.

In this example we will be using KaTeX

  • To enable KaTeX globally, set the parameter math to true in a project’s configuration:

    • config.toml
        math = true
    • config.yaml
        math: true
  • To enable KaTeX on a per page basis, include the parameter math: true in Front Matter of Markdown content files:

    math: true

Note: Use the online reference of Supported TeX Functions


  • Block math:

    $$ \varphi = 1+\frac{1} {1+\frac{1} {1+\frac{1} {1+\cdots} } } $$

  • Inline math:

    This is an inline polynomial: $5x^2 + 2y -7$.