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The  LaTeX Math Symbols Plugin allows you to use LaTeX code in posts and comments.  LaTex is good for formatting mathematical formulas and equations.

LaTeX Shortcode

Once you have activated the LaTeX Math Symbols Plugin in Plugins > All you can add LaTeX Math symbols to posts or comments using the following shortcode:

$latex your-latex-code$

For example,

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

produces

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

Troubleshooting

  • The LaTeX Maths Symbols plugin is network enabled on all CampusPress networks.
  • You won’t see the plugin in Plugins > All on a CampusPress blog and can write LaTeX Maths Symbols without needing to enable the plugin.
  • You’ll find information on how to write LaTeX syntax here.

LaTeX Error

You see the following yellow and red error message if your LaTex code is broken.

\left(\fracx^2}{y^3}\right)

You’ll find information on how to write LaTeX syntax here.

LaTeX Size

You can change the size of the LaTeX by specifying an s parameter after the LaTeX shortcode.

$latex your-latex-code&s=X$

Size can be from -4 to 4 where 0 is the default size.

For example,

$latex e^{\i \pi} + 1 = 0&s=-3$

produces

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

Whereas,

$latex e^{\i \pi} + 1 = 0&s=4$

produces

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

LaTeX Colors

You can change the colors by specifying the background and foreground colors after the LaTeX code using the following LaTeX shortcode:

$latex your-latex-code&bg=Y&fg=Z$

The colors must be in hexadecimal format.

For example,

$latex e^{\i \pi} + 1 = 0&bg=CCFFFF&fg=0A42C4$

produces

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