I have installed a Mathjax plugin on my local wordpress installation, and the plugin works fine. However, I can't get it to show Latex in-text; it creates an own line for every latex formula. I end up with pages like this (this is an extreme example to get my point across better :)):


How can I make it work to show Latex in-text? I've tried multiple plugins and they all seem to have this issue, with no option to resolve this.

  • what kind of Latex commands do you use there ?
    – birgire
    Commented Apr 19, 2013 at 19:52
  • I just use $$ latex here $$. No matter what's between the dollar signs, the plugin will give it its own line.
    – Ben
    Commented Apr 19, 2013 at 20:00

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To create an inline formula in LaTeX we can use single dollar signs $:

This formula $x=y+z$ is inline.

To display math on its own line, we can use double dollar signs $$:

$$ a = b + c $$

Here is an example with Simple Mathjax installed:


This will be displayed like this:


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    I tried it and it worked. I cannot believe I missed that. Thank you!
    – Ben
    Commented Apr 19, 2013 at 20:10
  • I'm glad to hear it worked for you ;-)
    – birgire
    Commented Apr 19, 2013 at 20:20

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