Quick LaTeX Plugin


There is a WordPress Plugin called QuickLaTeX that I am using here to format mathematical formulas. It’s pretty cool. As you can see below it does a nice job of formatting so that your formulas will look professional.

In WordPress, once you install the plugin you can display formulas on your posts and pages. You need to follow the syntax. Whenever you need to show a formula you first go to the text editor and type “latex” surrounded by square brackets instead of the quotes I just used. Type the formula. Close it with backslash-latex surrounded by square brackets. These square brackets contain shortcodes. using latex.
Here are just a few examples in the table below.

 HTML Code  Display
 x^2  x^2
 \dfrac{1]{2}  \dfrac{1}{2}
\dfrac{a^m}{a^n} = a^{m-n} \dfrac{a^m}{a^n} = a^{m-n}

Here is a site listing some latex syntax.

It is difficult to actually show the two latex markup delimiters without latex actually executing. I tried using the UTF-8 codes, but when you switch back to the Visual editor in WordPress, the editor converts my codes back to actual characters and Latex takes over execution again. When latex executes it never shows the two delimiters. UTF-8 codes are shown at the w3schools web site.