Basic installation

To install Reftagger, choose your customization options, copy the provided code, and paste it before your template file’s closing body tag (</body>). Reftagger will be applied to your entire site, including all current and future content.

WordPress.org plugin

Get Reftagger up and running on your WordPress site or blog with our WordPress plugin.

Frequently asked questions

How do I set my preferred Bible translation?

Reftagger will display the same translation in the tooltip window as you choose for your online Bible version. If your version is not yet available for the tooltips, Reftagger will default to the ESV.

I created my site from scratch with an HTML editor. How do I get Reftagger to work on my entire site?

Most sites use one or more template files, so adding the Reftagger script to those files will cause it to work on your entire site. If your site doesn’t have template files but is just a collection of individual HTML files, you will need to add the script code to every page. You may be able to perform a find and replace to apply it to all of your files at once. Most HTML editors like Dreamweaver and FrontPage support this operation.

Which web browsers are supported by Reftagger? Does it work with older browsers as well?

Reftagger is designed to check for browser support before running. If you are using an unsupported browser, no errors will be produced; it simply will not run. Reftagger will work in any modern browser, including Internet Explorer 8+, Chrome, Firefox,
and Safari.

Does Reftagger support the Bibleref markup?

Yes. Though Reftagger will automatically pick up any standard Bible references like Matthew 5:1, Matt. 5:1, and Mt 5.1 without any special markup added, it will not tag an instance where you might later refer to verse 48 without specifying Mt 5:48. If you would like Reftagger to tag instances like these as well, you will have to manually apply the Bibleref markup. So “verse 48” would appear this way in the code: verse 48. (Note: the default formatting for the cite tag displays the text as italic. To override the default italics, add the style="font-style:normal" attribute to your cite tag: verse 48.) To learn more about Bibleref, visit the Semantic Bible website.

I followed the instructions to copy the code but it isn’t working. What else can I do?

  1. Check to make sure that the JavaScript code is in the footer, preferably immediately before the closing </body> tag. Reftagger will only search for references in text that come before the JavaScript code.
  2. Make sure your browser supports JavaScript, and that JavaScript is enabled in your browser settings.
  3. Check to see if you have restricted Reftagger from searching the HTML tag that the Bible reference appears in. For example, if the reference appears in a bold <b> or <strong> tag, ensure that you did not select “Bold” from the list of tags in the preferences.
  4. Reftagger may not work when testing HTML pages on your local machine. If it has not been configured as a web server, you may see the message, “Sorry. This reference could not be loaded at this time,” when the mouse hovers over the reference hyperlink. Load the code to your website and test it there instead.

Does Reftagger work with other languages?

Currently, Reftagger only supports English and Spanish. If you’d like to see Reftagger support another language, please let us know.

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