## Using LaTeX in WordPress

January 17, 2010 by Saravanan Thirumuruganathan

LaTeX ,for people, who have not used it , is an awesome and a must learn tool . Quoting from its home page , “LaTeX is a high-quality typesetting system; it includes features designed for the production of technical and scientific documentation. LaTeX is the *de facto* standard for the communication and publication of scientific documents.” Most of the papers in CS, Math and Physics communities use LaTeX in one form or the other.

I have been using LaTeX for almost an year, primarily as a way to make notes when I listen to video lectures or read some technical book. I intend to write (hopefully) many articles , mathematical in nature which will need LaTeX. So I have been exploring ways to add mathematical content in WordPress blog.

Luckily, WordPress supports LaTex and some of its most popular ams packages. You can get more information here. In summary , you create latex text by putting your content within a special markup called **latex .**

**$****latex all the LaTeX code here $**

For more information look here.

I guess this will be sufficient for most of my needs. There are some inconveniences using LaTeX in WordPress . For a discussion see here. For more power users, Luca has written a Python tool to convert a LaTeX file to a form ready to be copy pasted to WordPress. It can be downloaded here. I have not used it myself per se, but I intend to use it a lot in the near future. Given the fact that it is used both by Luca and Terry Tao, I am sure that it will satisfy all my needs and more.

So get your LaTeX rolling !!

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