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


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


$ 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.


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