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  1. Getting started
  2. Reference detection
  3. Specific references

1. Getting started

A. Installation


The plugin is available in the wordpress plugin store.


The plugin can be installed on any website using the following script:

<script async defer src=”“></script>

Placement of script

The script must be placed in the <head> or <body> section of your html page.


<!DOCTYPE html>
// other scripts
<script async defer
//body content

B. Configuration

Bible Link has a variety of options to suit your needs.

Language and translation options

The plugin can detect bible references in different languages. Each installation has one detection language enabled.

  • Language

List of available languages

The plugin can display the text of the bible reference in different translations. Each installation has one translation enabled

  • Translation

List of available translations

Detection options

Detection mode

Each installation of the plugin has one of the following detection modes enabled

  • Auto (default): detects all references on the page automatically.
  • Specific: detects references if reference class is assigned.


<script async defer src=”” data-mode=”specific”></script>

Exclude detection

Detection can be disabled by using exclude options.

  • Class: Elements with this class are excluded from the auto detection
  • Elements: Elements should be excluded from the all detection


<script async defer src=”” data-excluded-class=”no-bible-link”></script>

Visual options

Bible Link allows for custom classes to the reference itself or the tooltip. By default these classes will be “bible-link” and “reference-tooltip”.

CSS customization

Styling the bible link reference or the bible link tooltip can be done with CSS.


.bible-link {

color: red;


Results in


.reference-tooltip {



2. Reference detection

Bible Link detects bible references in multiple formats. Most languages support reference detection similar to the following examples.

Single verse

Genesis 1:1

Verse range

1 Peter 1:1-5

Verse and chapter range

Genesis 1:1-2:3

Written out

Genesis 1 verse 1 to 5

Custom text

Somewhere in the Bible

Bible book abbreviated

Gen 1

Additional references

Separated by semicolons

Genesis 1:1; 2:2; 3:3

Different translations

Gen 1:2 (ESV) and Gen 1:2 (KJV)

Tooltip details

Read more

The read more button links to a website where you can continue reading the Bible. The button links to either or

Other Details