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Optimized LaTeX


If you want math forumals on your website and dont want the page to load 1 second slower, this is the plugin for you.
This is an optimized version of two other latex plugins. It is easy to use and the Latex syntax
gives you alot of examples how to write nice latex.

This plugin does not allow you to use your own latex server. (If you have your own latex server you would probaply not need this plugin anyway.)


This is some brief installation notes. For more information see Webfish

  1. Upload the plugin source to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Make sure the folder /wp-content/cache/ exists and is writable.


How do I add LaTeX to my posts?

This plugin uses the WordPress Shortcode Syntax.
Enter your LaTeX code inside of a [latex]...[/latex] shortcode.

[latex]e^{\i \pi} + 1 = 0[/latex]

You may alternatively use the following equivalent syntax reminiscent of LaTeX’s inline
math mode syntax.

$latex e^{\i \pi} + 1 = 0$

That is, if you would have written $some-code$ in a LaTeX document, just
write $latex some-code$ in your WordPress post.

For more frequent questions visit Webfish

Contributors & Developers

“Optimized LaTeX” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



You will find the change log at Webfish