"BLB ScriptTagger" is a free tool that integrates into your website or blog to automatically create a hover display for all Bible references. The hover reveals the verse text and provides a link for further study at the Blue Letter Bible website.
The "BLB ScriptTagger" is a free tool that you can integrate into your website or blog to automatically create a hover display for all Bible references on the page. The hover reveals the verse text and provides a link for further study at the Blue Letter Bible website.
Try it out by hovering over the Scripture references in bold below:
This script will scan the text of your webpage for verse references such as this: Romans 1:16-18 or Jhn 3:16. It will then link them and automatically create and enable the hover.
You can set your preferred translation and various other settings. The script will also detect valid translation abbreviations connected with the reference, such as: Zephaniah 3:17 ESV
Other reference styles that this will automatically catch are: Deut 8:2-6, 10, 17-18 and Genesis 1:26-28; 3:15.
1. Website / Non-Wordpress Blog Installation
Copy the following lines of code into the <head> tag or footer of your webpage. If you
use an include or template for your website, insert these lines of code into that template.
Note:The first line (bold portion) is the only required code to copy and paste into your webpage.
The remaining lines represent the "additional settings" for BLB ScriptTagger operation.
3. From the Dashboard, navigate to 'Plugins' then select 'Add New'
4. Select 'Upload Plugin' at the top
5. Click 'Choose File'
6. Finally, looking at your list of plugins, find "BLB ScriptTagger" and click "Activate"
Additional Notes on Usage & Linking
Verse references that already have <a> tags or <cite> tags around them and do not contain the full verse reference will not get a hover tooltip. For example, in the following link, the "25" will not have a tooltip:
The tooltip will only return up to seven (7) verses. If a verse range is longer than
seven verses, then a "More »" link will be displayed, linking the reader to the whole chapter on the www.blueletterbible.org. For example, hover over the following reference: Psalm 119 NLT.
To display a verse reference in Spanish, specify "RVR60" as the value for BLB.Tagger.Translation. Or, add "RVR60" at the end of a verse reference, like this: Mark 10:45 RVR60.
The Blue Letter Bible ministry and the BLB Institute hold to the historical,
conservative Christian faith, which includes a firm belief in the inerrancy
of Scripture. Since the text and audio content provided by BLB represent a
range of evangelical traditions, all of the ideas and principles conveyed
in the resource materials are not necessarily affirmed, in total, by this ministry.