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

In this example we will be using KaTeX

  • Create a partial under /layouts/partials/math.html
  • Within this partial reference the Auto-render Extension or host these scripts locally.
  • Include the partial in your templates like so:
{{ if or .Params.math .Site.Params.math }}
{{ partial "math.html" . }}
{{ end }}
  • To enable KaTex globally set the parameter math to true in a project's configuration
  • To enable KaTex on a per page basis include the parameter math: true in content files.

Note: Use the online reference of Supported TeX Functions


Inline math: \( \varphi = \dfrac{1+\sqrt5}{2}= 1.6180339887… \)

Block math:

\[ \varphi = 1+\frac{1} {1+\frac{1} {1+\frac{1} {1+\cdots} } } \]