# How to use Latex in WordPress?

This is one of these small things it could take you a while to figure out.   In your "Text" tab, what you want to do is type:

$latex your-latex-code-here$

For example

$latex \gamma$ would give you

$\gamma$.

So what could go wrong?

If you mistakenly put space in after the first dollar sign. e.g.
$[SPACE]latex \gamma$

Then you will get the latex code on the screen. (Argh.)

Her are some more complicated examples:

$latex \int_0^1 f(x) \, \mathrm{d} x$ is

$\int_0^1 f(x) \, \mathrm{d} x$

And

$latex \displaystyle \sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{1}{n^2} = \frac{\pi^2}{6}.$ is

$\displaystyle \sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{1}{n^2} = \frac{\pi^2}{6}.$

I think this is a useful thing to know because if you copy latex formula from the web it would take you a while to get it right and nice.

Arthur