As preachers and ministers of the Gospel, we often mention Bible passages in our posts. RefTagger can bring those passages alive by providing a pop-up window with the text of your verse. I posted about this over a year ago, but thought it important enough to bring it up again. With RefTagger installed in your blog, every time you type a Bible passage in your post, RefTagger will create a hyperlink to Bible.logos.com and build a small pop-up window that appears when your readers hover their mouse over the text. You can configure the plugin to specify the Bible version you prefer with a number of versions available. You can also set the plugin to place a small icon next to the verse to link to the Logos Bible Software directly. If your reader has Logos, they simply click the link and Logos will open the Bible you have specified to that verse.
Here is an example of how it works:
One of my favorite passages of Scripture is found in James 1:21-25. The illustration James uses of God’s word as a mirror that we must look into is a powerful reminder that we must fix what we see. Being doers of the word echos the teachings of Jesus in Matthew 7:24-27. The wise man is the one who hears and acts. We must hear God’s word and act on it.
You can use short Bible names as well – Rom 6:1-11; 1Cor 3:16; and 1Pet 3:21
You can see the links above. I have specified the NAS95 version for the links. Understand that all I had to do is type the book name and verse. RefTagger did the rest.
Installation in Blogger blogs is fairly straightforward. You can find Blogger instructions here.
Installation in WordPress is very easy, BUT only works with self-hosted WordPress blogs. In other words, if you have a free www.wordpress.com blog – it won’t support the plugin (sorry if I got your hopes up). If you have a self-hosted WordPress blog you can find installation instructions here.
Check out RefTagger. It will make your Bible passages pop – literally