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I'm trying to use LaTeX on my blog, but I could not figure out how. Has anyone done it before? Any feedback or related information would be greatly appreciated.

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You might want to give us more detail, for example whether you are using a hosted blog, the blog software and version, etc. –  Joseph Wright Mar 19 '11 at 9:41
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@Joseph: Presumably blogspot. –  TH. Mar 19 '11 at 9:49
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Very much related: LaTeX in Blogger (possible duplicate?). –  Hendrik Vogt Mar 19 '11 at 12:21
    
@Hendrik: they are very much related, but the related question hasn't been marked as answered. Now that mathjax has a CDN, the top-voted answer in the related question is outdated (and was incomplete anyway). So if Chan is successful with this, I the older question should be closed as a duplicate of this one. –  Matthew Leingang Mar 19 '11 at 13:33
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@Jasper: Because it was in the title of the question. –  TH. Jun 18 '11 at 8:20
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I would say use MathJax. It's a AJAX engine for LaTeX syntax that now is distributed by a CDN so you don't have to upload a single file to your blogspot account.

To enable MathJax, just drop in

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://cdn.mathjax.org/mathjax/latest/MathJax.js">
MathJax.Hub.Config({
 extensions: ["tex2jax.js","TeX/AMSmath.js","TeX/AMSsymbols.js"],
 jax: ["input/TeX", "output/HTML-CSS"],
 tex2jax: {
     inlineMath: [ ['$','$'], ["\\(","\\)"] ],
     displayMath: [ ['$$','$$'], ["\\[","\\]"] ],
 },
 "HTML-CSS": { availableFonts: ["TeX"] }
});
</script> 

after the header (<head>) in the Blogger template (Design→Edit HTML→Edit Template).

Googling "install mathjax blogspot" led me to a page on the Web Applications StackExchange: MathJax on Blogger.

See the MathJax pages for more information about configuring and using it.

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Awesome, thanks a lot. –  Chan Mar 19 '11 at 21:43
    
@Chan: did you end up doing it this way? Did it work? If so, you can click the green check and we'll merge the older question into this one. –  Matthew Leingang Mar 22 '11 at 11:41
    
This helped me get $\LaTeX$ on my blog, thank you. What more, the same trick works for comments as well, provided they appear on the same page as the post! –  gphilip May 17 '11 at 2:37
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The page of instruction pointed is now unavailable: "El blog se ha eliminado. Lo sentimos, el blog de mnnttl.blogspot.com se ha eliminado. Esta dirección no está disponible para blogs nuevos." –  Jeremy Jul 6 '11 at 13:22
    
@Jeremy: updated the link. There's now a page on StackExchange to refer to. –  Matthew Leingang Dec 17 '12 at 17:16
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