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CWR News : Turn Bible References Into Links - Automatically!
Posted by on 2009/1/21 11:40:00 (2598 reads)

A few years ago, I discovered Scripturizer - a javascript that finds Bible references in your web pages and turns them into links to the verses on BibleGateway. The script is fairly simple to add to your site, if you don't mind editing the HTML for each theme you use - until now.



ImpressCMS has added a preload functionality that allows you to automatically load scripts and I have adapted Scripturizer to work as a preload. Now, I can switch themes, or allow users to select their own favorite theme, and Scripturizer still does its job.

You can download this preload from our download area for core addons - you'll need ImpressCMS 1.1 for this to work, or you can use the scripturizer.js file in the /libraries/scripturizer/ folder and include the script in your HTML files for your theme.

So, now, references like Matthew 28:19-20 automatically link you to the text on BibleGateway. Look in the /preload folder and open scripturizer.php to see the options available.

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srmcatee
Posted: 2009/1/21 12:58  Updated: 2009/1/21 12:58
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That is very cool. I'll have to check out the scripts.

I have done a similar feature on an Impress site using eBible service.

You can check it out at: http://portage-coc.churchledger.com

The script opens a small window showing the scripture. It's pretty cool. Now I'll have to try it using scripts.

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Steve
Posted: 2009/1/23 10:55  Updated: 2009/1/23 10:55
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<p>It is much simpler, thanks to the preload features - keep us posted!</p>

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Steve
Posted: 2009/2/3 11:11  Updated: 2009/2/3 11:16
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RefTagger is another script you could use for converting your Bible references to links. The differences are the script is hosted at bible.logos.com, they do have a configuration widget to add/use, you get more options for the version used in the popup and you get additional markup options.

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NETBible
Posted: 2010/11/10 7:14  Updated: 2010/11/10 7:14
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check out NET Bible tagger see http://labs.bible.org
see also the online bible study tool at http://netbible.org as well as the thousands of free articles at www.bible.org

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Steve
Posted: 2010/11/13 2:59  Updated: 2010/11/13 2:59
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@NETBible - what did you actually think about the article?

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