In a WordPress blog post of mine I used the following LaTeX code:


to draw a triangle. I tried to do the same in this answer but it didn't parse.

Question: Is this feature not allowed/supported?

Added: From the Willie Wong's comment to J. M.'s answer it seems this is due to the existing design of the system. Is that so?

  • $\begingroup$ By the way, which LaTeX plugin do you use in the Wordpress blog? $\endgroup$ Apr 28, 2020 at 21:36
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    $\begingroup$ @VesaLinja-aho I write everything using $latex code$. $\endgroup$ Apr 28, 2020 at 23:48

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It's not in this list, so I guess not.

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    $\begingroup$ MathJAX is for type setting mathematics. It only supports that subset of the LaTeX features. As an aside: WordPress doesn't use MathJAX. WordPress pipes the LaTeX code to a real processor (probably TeXLive), gets an image output, and pastes the image output into the post. Which adversely affects the print quality. $\endgroup$ Aug 5, 2011 at 16:13
  • $\begingroup$ @Willie Wong: Thanks! Where can I get a short description of MathJAX? $\endgroup$ Aug 5, 2011 at 16:43
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    $\begingroup$ @Américo: is the official mathjax.org page good enough? $\endgroup$
    – t.b.
    Aug 5, 2011 at 18:58
  • $\begingroup$ @Theo: Yes, it is. Thanks! $\endgroup$ Aug 5, 2011 at 19:23

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