How to write math equations in WordPress

In order to write the math equations and formulas in the WordPress editor, and display them in a nice representable format you can make use of MathJax-LaTeX plugin.

Go to your WordPress site admin dashboard.

Go to Plugins and click Add Plugins option (wp-admin/plugin-install.php).

Search for MathJax-LaTeX and click Install Now button.

Click the Activate button. The plugins will start displaying in your Plugins list (/wp-admin/plugins.php)

Go to plugins and click Settings against MathJax-LaTeX plugin

Click the Save Changes button with the default settings on the form:

Come back to your post where you want to add the math equations.

We will be adding a Shortcode to use the plugin we installed for writing math equations.

Type the following code there:


Save the post and Preview it, it will render the formula in a nice representation form:

Few more examples which you can test there:

To display lim 𝑛→∞∑𝑛𝑘=112𝑛=1, use the following Shortcode latex code: \lim_{n\to\infty}\sum_{k=1}^n\frac{1}{2^n}=1

To display ax^2+bx+c=0, use the following Shortcode latext code: ax^2+bx+c=0


In order to learn how to write the math equations in MathJax format you can refer the following post MathJax basic tutorial and quick reference.