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This plugin provides an easy way to use the Reftagger Bible reference tagging script from Logos Bible Software. It automatically modifies your site to run the script each time a page loads. The script identifies references to Bible verses and turns the references into links to the verse on Hovering over a link will display a small tooltip containing the text of the reference, so users don’t need to leave the page to view the verse. If desired, a small icon can also be inserted next to the reference. Clicking the icon will open the specified verse in Logos Bible Software, if available. The plugin provides a simple options page where you can customize the settings.

Customizable preferences include:

  • Which Bible version to link to.
  • Option to insert a Logos link after each reference.
  • Option to insert a Logos icon after any Logos links you already have on your site.
  • Choice of which icon to use if Logos links are enabled.
  • Option to enable or disable hover tooltips.
  • Option to work on existing and links.
  • Option to work on Bible references that use improper casing (e.g., jn 3:16 or JOHN 3:16).
  • Option to tag chapter references (e.g. Gen 1).
  • Option to prevent searching user comments for references.
  • Option to prevent searching specific HTML tags, such as bold, h1, ordered list, etc.

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The plugin will begin working immediately when you activate it on the ‘Plugins’ page. If you wish to customize the preferences you can do so from ‘Settings’ > ‘Reftagger’. Any changes will 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 options page at ‘Options’ > ‘Reference Tagger’ and make sure the script is allowed to search that kind of text.
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Excellent plugin

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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