## Here’s how to change the size of a LaTeX equation in WordPress

First of all, here’s how you write an equation in LaTeX. Directly in your wordpress blog editor, under the “Text” tab, simply type in the following…

`$latex x^2$`

This will give you an equation that looks like this:

As it looks small and ugly, you might ask yourself, “self, how can I make the latex equation larger in my WordPress blog?”.

If you go to the docs you’ll probably type in something like this (where you replace `X`

by some number, e.g., `X=4`

).

`$latex \LaTeX&s=4$`

Unfortunately, you will get an ugly yellow and red error saying, *“Formula does not parse”*.

Gah! So how do I get the formula to parse? Simple, instead of using the *ampersand* sign directly, you have to type in `&`

like this,

`$latex \LaTeX&s=4$`

To give you this,

Note that the `\huge`

option does not seem to work. Also note that for some reason there can not be a space between the `\LaTeX`

and the `&`

, but this spacing doesn’t seem to matter for other equations.

Let’s try our original equation… Type in

`$latex x^2 &s=4$`

To show,