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Bible Link


Bible Link uses a [bible] shortcode to parse Bible references and create links for them back to Currently it supports single verses only, and links to the ESV translation.

Usage example: [bible]John 3:16[/bible] would create a link to that looks like

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  1. Upload biblelink.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Use the [bible]Reference[/bible] syntax in a post or a page to create the link, where Reference is a reference to a single Bible verse.


How do I link books with numbers?

Don’t put a space between the number and book name. For example, [bible]1Samuel 1:1[/bible] will work, but not [bible]1 Samuel 1:1[/bible].

How do I use the shortcode?

Example: [bible]John 3:16[/bible] would create a link to John 3:16 at


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