Latex equation in text widget

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  • #355862

    josebrox
    Member

    Hi!

    I want to add a text widget at my slidebar column, with a mathematical equation on it. I tried to write it with the usual command $latex latex-equation$, but it doesn’t work (it does not parse it, it just writes the literal phrase!).

    How can I do it?

    Thanks!
    Jose Brox

    The blog I need help with is josebrox.wordpress.com.

    #356063

    ellaella
    Member

    Please don’t post the same thing twice. A quick forum search turns up many threads — and there might be others with a different spelling or with other words — and perhaps one or more will be of help.

    https://en.forums.wordpress.com/search.php?q=latex

    #356078

    josebrox
    Member

    Thanks, but I actually browsed through all that before posting and didn’t find an answer to my problem.

    #356082

    ellaella
    Member

    Did you search the FAQ?

    http://support.wordpress.com/latex/

    #356090

    josebrox
    Member

    Yes, I did too, but it is pretty basic; nothing about text widgets there!

    #356091

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    I just did this search (putting this in Google search bar): site:https://en.forums.wordpress.com/ latex in widget
    You might take a look, because I don’t know anything about latex. I didn’t see anything helpful to you but maybe different search terms??? Otherwise I think you should contact support.

    I tried the sample code from the support section in my test blog and it works in posts, but not in text widget. I only tried it in ChaoticSoul.

    #356203

    josebrox
    Member

    Thanks, 1tess. I’ve written to support, do you know where should I expect them to answer? To my email or to some place on my blog/wordpress account?

    #356209

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    You’ll get an email. Usually they answer quickly, but it’s Sunday so may be slower.

    #356229

    josebrox
    Member

    I already have my answer:

    Latex is not implemented on text widgets.

    So, if anyone has the same problem, here goes my (somewhat crappy) solution:

    1. Get your equation as a picture (write it in WinEdt or in a wordpress post and printscreen-it).
    2. Import your image-equation in a wordpress post, give it the format you want it to have in your text widget.
    3. Go to html vision and copy the full image code.
    4. Paste the code in the text widget.
    5. If having formatting problems in the sidebar, put another, empty text widget between your equation text widget and the rest, that should reformat the sidebar.

    #356232

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    Sorry the answer was not what you wanted, but your solution looks pretty good. Thanks for posting.

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