Faithlife Reftagger


Faithlife Reftagger automatically converts Bible references on your site into links so your site’s visitors can see Scripture just by hovering over the link. Reftagger modifies your site to run the tagging script each time a page loads, identifying Bible verse references and turning them into links to the verse on

Hovering over a link displays a tooltip with the text of the reference, so users don’t need to leave the page to see the verse. You can also insert a small icon next to the reference to open the verse in Logos Bible Software.

The plugin provides a simple options page where you can customize settings. Preferences include options to:

  • Specify a Bible version.
  • Insert a Logos link after each reference.
  • Insert a Logos icon after existing Logos links on your site.
  • Choose which icon to use if Logos links are enabled.
  • Enable or disable hover tooltips.
  • Work on existing and links.
  • Work on Bible references with improper casing (such as jn 3:16 or JOHN 3:16).
  • Tag chapter references (such as Gen. 1).
  • Prevent searching user comments for references.
  • Prevent searching specific HTML tags (such as bold, h1, ordered list).

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The plugin works immediately when you activate it on the Plugins page. Customize preferences from Settings > Faithlife Reftagger. Any changes take effect immediately after clicking Save Changes.


Easy Install

  1. In your WordPress admin, go to Plugins > Add New.
  2. Search for Reftagger.
  3. Click Install, then Install Now, and then Activate Plugin.

Manual Install

  1. Download the plugin.
  2. Unzip the plugin to your WordPress plugins directory (/wp-content/plugins/).
  3. Activate Reftagger through the Plugins page in WordPress.


How do I know if it’s working?

Any Bible references on your site will be displayed as links.

The plugin is not working
  1. Check to make sure you have activated the plugin from the Plugins page.
  2. Check to make sure you have JavaScript enabled in your web browser.
  3. If you use a different font for your Bible references, such as italic text, go to the settings page at Settings > Faithlife Reftagger and make sure the script is allowed to search that kind of text.
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August 20, 2019
I use it in a well known spanish christian site and really helpful! Thanks for this Lo uso en una página cristiana en español muy conocida y es de gran ayuda. Gracias por este aporte
January 29, 2017
I love this Plugin. I have a Bible based website and this Plugin really helps to verify the verses that I am using. It even works in database tables and spreadsheet tables on WordPress.
September 3, 2016
It works perfect. I like that it has different Bible versions (I use it for Spanish), and also the style of how it shows the verse. It works perfect in mobile devices as well.
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“Faithlife Reftagger” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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* Upgrade to WordPress 5.3
* Fix undefined index errors when running in debug mode.
* Fix Logos Bible Software link icon being enabled by default.

* Fix stable tag

* Upgrade to WordPress 5.2
* Fix bug in saving ‘Links open in’ setting persisting on ‘New window’