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MathJax enables enables rendering of embedded LaTeX or MathML in HTML pages. This plugin adds this functionality to WordPress. The MathJax JavaScript is inject on-demand only to those pages which require it. This ensures that MathJax is not loaded for all pages, which will otherwise slow loading down.

The MathJax JavaScript can be delivered from your own server, or you can use the Cloudflare Content Distribution Network (CDN), which is the preferred mechanism as it offers increased speed and stability over hosting the JavaScript and configuring the library yourself.

You may embed latex using a variety of different syntaxes. The shortcode ( syntax is preferred. So [latex]E=mc^2[/latex] will work out of the box. This also forces loading of MathJax.

Additionally, you can use native MathJax syntax — $$E=mc^2$$ or \(E=mc^2\). However, if this is the only syntax used, the plugin must be explicitly told to load MathJax for the current page. This can be achieved by adding a [mathjax] shortcode anywhere in the post. For posts with both [latex]x[/latex] and $$x$$ syntaxes this is unnecessary.

You can use wp-latex syntax, $latex E=mc^2$. Parameters can be specified as with wp-latex but will be ignored. This means that MathJax-LaTeX should be a drop-in replacement for wp-latex. Because this conflicts with wp-latex, this behaviour is blocked when wp-latex is present, and must be explicitly enabled in the settings.

You can also specify [nomathjax] — this will block mathjax on the current page, regardless of other tags.

MathJax-LaTeX is developed on GitHub.

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This plugin is copyright Phillip Lord, Newcastle University and is licensed under GPLv2.


  1. Unzip the downloaded .zip archive to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


تشرینی یه‌كه‌م 6, 2020
There is a mistake on the beginning of this product descriotion: There, we see: “enables enables”
شوبات 12, 2018 1 reply
I think it’s a very great plugin because we, as a physics lover, are so difficult to type latex equations in any blog. I like wordpress but its WP-latex is not good enough. I found that MathJax won’t work well when the equation is too many “A_{1}^{2}”, “\text{1233}” or something like that. For example, $$\large\sum_{i=1}^n\vec{F}_{\text{ext, i}}=\sum_{i=1}^n$$ This equation won’t show LaTeX correctly. However, if I delete =\sum_{i=1}^n, then everything is fine. $$\large\sum_{i=1}^n\vec{F}_{\text{ext, i}}$$ I really need your help. I love this plugin so much because it enables me to write a physics blog. Thank you so much. You can see this two pictures :
كانونی یه‌كه‌م 10, 2017
Thanks for your work. By the way, could you please add the inlineMath config? Or I have to add <script type="text/x-mathjax-config"> MathJax.Hub.Config({ tex2jax: {inlineMath: [['$','$'], ['\\(','\\)']]} }); </script> in header.php to support the inlineMath.
ئه‌یلول 8, 2017
I really like the fact that it only injected code when needed. It seems I cannot put two [latex] equations on one page. I ended up use one [latex] and one $$ code.
ئازار 28, 2017
I am not a heavy LaTeX user but I do write about mathematics every now and then, and I find MathJax extremely useful. I have been using it for the last 2 or 3 years – no issues whatsoever. It simply works, both on PC an on mobile. The biggest selling point to me is that it allows for selecting & copying math expressions as text (as opposite to other LaTeX plugins that convert expressions to png). This makes things scalable, performant etc. Good work!
ئه‌یلول 3, 2016
Up to now I’ve been using the Simple Mathjax plugin, which also works well, but is not able to inject the mathjax dependency selectively. On my sites I have math only on a very few pages, and MathJax-LaTeX enables me to enable mathjax only on those pages by just adding the [mathjax] shortcode somewhere. Importantly, remember to disable Jetpack Beautiful Math, else it can interfere with MathJax-LaTeX. (at the time of writing, Jetpack is still turning math into bitmaps, which is not nearly as beautiful as MathJax on capable browsers). See for an example.
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  1. Use version 2.7.9 of MathJax JS
  2. Add code comments to all variables, functions and parameters.


  1. Use version 2.7.5 of MathJax JS


  1. Rename class files, per PHPCS
  2. Gracefully handle null values in filter_br_tags_on_math. Thanks to Yang Liu.


  1. Code style changes, per PHPCS 3.3.0 and WPCS 0.14.1
  2. Use PHP 7 short array syntax


  1. Code style changes, per PHPCS 3.1.1 and WPCS 0.14


  1. Update MathJax to 2.7.2


  1. Update location of MathJax CDN


  1. Add support for MathJax config via filter


  1. PHP code cleanup
  2. Always use https URL for MathJax library
  3. Updated “tested up to” to 4.3


  1. Fixed inconsistent version numbers between readme and php file


  1. Further code clean ups.


  1. Accessibility Improvements for Admin page
  2. VIP Coding Standards
  3. MathML tags enabled in TinyMCE

All code for this release was submitted by users of
this plugin! Thanks to Jared Wenerd and Paul Schreiber.


  1. Whitelist MathML tags and attributes.
  2. Sanitization of input and escaping of output.


  1. Bug fix: custom location was not correctly applied.
  2. Bug fix: force load was not correctly applied.


  1. Admin page was open to attack from third party sites which user was logged
    in as admin.
  2. The admin page has been isolated and rewritten.
  3. All the options have been renamed, which will, unfortunately mean
    reconfiguring the plugin. In particular, wp-latex syntax is switched off by


  1. Documentation update
  2. Update test-with documentation for WordPress 3.5.1
  3. Tested against MathJax2.1


  1. Compatibility with MathJax 1.1. Load a default configuration from the MathJax distribution.
  2. Use the MathJax Content Distribution Network to deliver the javascript library. Offers improved performance and stability.


  1. MathJax.js can be loaded form a configurable URL. Defaults to $PLUGIN/MathJax/MathJax.js