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Creation of new mathURLs is temporarily disabled

February 16, 2019

Unfortunately, and perhaps unsurprisingly after running for over 10 years, our backend finally broke in a way that’s not easy to fix. Many apologies to those of you who rely on this site to create new content — I hope to have things upgraded as quickly as possible but my available time is limited.

Existing mathURLs will continue to function.


still TeX’ing

March 15, 2012

Just want to let all of you know we’re still alive and well, and in fact receiving multiple thousands of visits each month (and that’s not counting embedded PNGs). 

mathURL is a pretty simple service with a limited set of goals, so it’s been pretty quiet on the update front — I really can’t think of anything that needs updating within the parameters of our mission. Any suggestions? Let me know.

Otherwise, keep TeX’ing!


August 5, 2010

While running mathURL is not expensive, hosting does cost a few dollars per month. So I’ve added some Amazon links — treat yourself to a LaTeX book, and help support this site!

upgrades and tweaks

January 22, 2010

I’ve made some backend upgrades and some tweaks to the interface. The most important thing to note is that we are now less forgiving about typesetting paragraph text in math mode and math in paragraph mode.Make sure you have the right “format as” setting! (This is the drop-down menu next to the “make mathURL” button.)

If you have a single equation, the default “format as:” setting of “equation” is appropriate, but if you’re typesetting multiple equations mixed with text, you’ll want to change that to “paragraph”.

hi Twitter

July 29, 2009

Looks like some new visitors coming this way thanks to AskAPhD on Twitter. Welcome to mathURL!

I like to think the site is pretty user friendly, but if you’re interested in learning more, check out the help page, or leave a comment or question here.

Welcome again!

now even shorter

June 14, 2009

As of today, the question mark has been removed from mathURLs, so they look like instead of

Even better is this: instead of!

Of course, old-style mathURLs will continue to work.

Leave a note here if you notice any bugs.


June 3, 2009

Now featuring color buttons under the “formatting” tab!


February 26, 2009

Introducing new and shiny features, like automatic previewing and clicky buttons for input!

Unfortunately these changes have upped our browser requirements–mathURL now needs JavaScript. I’ve tested on Firefox 2, Firefox 3, and Safari 3, and I believe it should work on Internet Explorer 7+. Please leave a comment here if you run into any problems.

As always, comments and suggestions welcome.