I went through most of the plugins which were tagged LaTeX on wordpress.com to make sure that I was using the most fully-featured implementation.
- LaTeX for WordPress: The most popular (based on the number of downloads) plugin, and returns MathJax 1 but it suffers from the problem of being the first mover. It has limited extensibility and does not allow arbitrary LaTeX packages to be loaded, a single LaTeX tag, no ability to declare macros (this was the deal-breaker for me), and no support for AMS-math environments like
- WP LaTeX: I think this is the native LaTeX implementation in wordpress, and it looks pretty basic -- I have not tried it. It works by generating PNG images from the LaTeX markup.
- Enable LaTeX : This is another light and user friendly plugin built on top of the WP LaTeX plugin, allowing basic color and theme switches.
- Easy WP LaTeX : This is a recent plugin and developed from the LaTeX for WordPress by zhiqian. It aims to be user friendly and fixes some basic flaws in the original implementation.
- WP QuickLaTeX: If the features are anything to go by, this represents quite a bit of work on part of the developers. Each and everyone of the highlighted features -- "Inline formulas, displayed equations auto-numbering, labeling and referencing, AMS-LaTeX, TikZ, custom LaTeX preamble." is something I consider a useful improvement over other plugins. A truly impressive example of this implementation in action here.
Additional features to think about. I have postponed making some design choices for later, the most important of which is the ability to produce fully functioning PDF versions of the blog posts.
- LaTeX to WordPress: This package claims to allow writing blog posts completely in LaTeX and then transferring them to WP after minimal changes. This sounds very attractive, but I am a little wary of this claim. If this works reasonably, this would definitely be my preferred workflow. Write posts completely in LaTeX and use this package to post to WP.
- LaTeX everything: The reverse of the above process is also possible. Writing the blog post and then converting everything to a PDF.
And just so as you know that the LaTeX on this blog is up and running,