Reftagger v2 Beta Launch

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RayDeck3 | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Jan 27 2014 10:05 AM

Reftagger has been improving the lives of bloggers and blog readers across the internet for several years, but we have an improved version nearly ready to share with the world. 

I have it installed on both of the Logos blogs that I manage, and couldn't be more pleased. Here's how it looks on Blog.Faithlife.com.

The mechanics of sharing are greatly improved as well. Those social icons in the top-right make it possible for blog readers to share on their social network of choice in just a single click. 

To use Reftagger v2 Beta on your blog or website, add the following script to the bottom of your HTML, just above the closing body tag:

 

<script>

    var refTagger = {

        settings: {}

    };

    (function(d, t) {

        var g = d.createElement(t), s = d.getElementsByTagName(t)[0];

        g.src = '//bible.logos.com/v2/Reftagger.js';

        s.parentNode.insertBefore(g, s);

    }(document, 'script'));

</script>

 

When the updated Reftagger.com launches it will provide tooling for generating the appropriate script for your desired configuration but we wanted to get this beta out to those users who are comfortable editing JavaScript by hand.

The same configuration options from Reftagger v1 are available in Reftagger v2, but are configured slightly differently. Instead of adding "Logos.ReferenceTagging.lbsLinksOpenNewWindow = true;" to your script you would instead add "refTagger.settings.linksOpenNewWindow = true;" Note that property names no longer have an "lbs" prefix.

There a couple notable new features in v2 that require special configuration:

 

Spanish support

If you replace '//bible.logos.com/v2/Reftagger.js' with '//bible.logos.com/v2/Reftagger.es.js' Reftagger will parse against Spanish references (e.g. Juan 3:16 instead of John 3:16). Additionally, anyone following Reftagger links in a browser with a Spanish locale set should be taken to a Spanish Bible instead of an English one (unless a specific translation is specified by the reference, e.g. John 3:16 (NIV)).

 

Customizable appearance

Reftagger has two themes, a light and a dark one. To use the dark one add "refTagger.settings.tooltipStyle = 'dark';" just before the "(function(d, t) {" line. To customize Reftagger’s appearance beyond the two themes, add the following to your script tag:

 

refTagger.settings.customStyle = {

    heading: {

        backgroundColor: '<hex color code>',

        color: '<hex color code>',

        fontFamily: '<comma-delimited list of font names>'

    },

    body: {

        fontFamily: '<comma-delimited list of font names >',

        color: '<hex color code>'

    }

};

 

Replace the values inside the angle brackets with appropriate values to create your own custom theme. For example:

 

refTagger.settings.customStyle = {

    heading: {

        backgroundColor: '#2A91B0',

        color: '#FFF',

        fontFamily: 'Georgia'

    },

    body: {

        fontFamily: 'Calibri',

        color: '#333'

    }

};

Reply below when you install Reftagger V2 on your website. We want to see it in action!

RD3

Logos Marketing | ray.deck@logos.com

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William Gabriel | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 27 2014 10:31 AM

Many thanks Ray & Logos.

RefTagger is a very generous feature that I've enjoyed for years. I'm thrilled to see it in active development.

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UncleBob | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 30 2014 1:10 PM

Nice.... But why not include the option for using other translations like Catholic translations (NAB, NABRE, Douay, RSVCE, RSVCE2)? This would let Catholic site owners feel more comfortable using RefTagger on their sites... Just my 2 cents...

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Bruce Hurt | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 30 2014 2:43 PM

Will it work on Wordpress? Will the previous RefTagger script continue to work? Thank you.

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RayDeck3 | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 30 2014 2:50 PM

Bruce Hurt:
Will it work on Wordpress? Will the previous RefTagger script continue to work?

Yes to both.

It was designed for Wordpress and runs great.

The previous RefTagger does still work. Soon though, we will update the old script with the new one, so any sites using the old will get the new look. But we wanted to give notice, and the chance to opt in before we did that.

RD3

Logos Marketing | ray.deck@logos.com

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Gregory Carthan | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 30 2014 6:19 PM

I've just loaded this onto our Church website and it is GREAT!

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David Medina | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 30 2014 8:41 PM

Where would we insert the script in a wordpress blog?

Thanks

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David Loo | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 30 2014 8:57 PM

I run a Chinese web-site, where 99% of the posts and Bible passages are in Chinese. Does Reftager support Chinese Bibles, like CUV (Chinese Union Version)? I've looked at Reftagger many years ago, but wasn't able to use it because of lack of Chinese Bible support. Thanks.

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LaRosa Johnson | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 30 2014 9:23 PM

Just got the new reftagger setup on my blog. Will customize the styles a bit later. Have enjoyed having this on my sites since you guys first released it.

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Bradley Waldrop | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 31 2014 7:35 AM

I just installed it on my site http://businessintegritymatters.com

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Thomas Beirne | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 31 2014 4:11 PM

David Medina:

Where would we insert the script in a wordpress blog?

I just updated the Reftagger plugin to support v2, so the easiest way is just to install that plugin on your site.

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Martin Cisneros | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 31 2014 6:58 PM

How would I install on my blogger posts?

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Charles E Moss | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 1 2014 7:54 AM

I will download when nabre,njb, and rsvce

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Charles E Moss | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 1 2014 7:55 AM

included--:))))

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Emmanuel Boston | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 1 2014 9:07 AM

I've installed it, but it seems to work on only some of my references... Is there something I should be aware of when writing Scripture references (e.g. punctuation, abbreviations, etc.)?

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Thomas Beirne | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 1 2014 10:02 AM

There are a couple of settings you will need to set to get Reftagger to catch all the references on your site. You'll need to set tagChapters to true to get it to pick up references like "Genesis 1" and you will need to set convertHyperlinks to true if you want it to catch the references which you've already manually turned into links. Be warned that if you do that Reftagger will convert those links into links to Biblia (or Bible.faithlife.com if you set the bibleReader setting to 'bible.faithlife').

An example of how you could set all this up:

// The new settings object.

var refTagger = {

  settings: {

    tagChapters: true,

    convertHyperlinks: true

  }

};

// The same script include section

(function(d, t) {

  var g = d.createElement(t), s = d.getElementsByTagName(t)[0];

  g.src = '//bible.logos.com/v2/Reftagger.js';

  s.parentNode.insertBefore(g, s);

}(document, 'script'));

 

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Charles Reeder | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 1 2014 12:01 PM

Is this just for blogs or the internet? Or, can it be used just for personal use such as desktop, bible program notes with scripture?

I am not to familiar in this regard.

Chuck

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Tom Quinlan | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 1 2014 7:20 PM

Nice social features and dismisses well with touch devices. The number of words / verses it displays is a deal-breaker for us. Our current plug-in (VerseClick) handles 4 verses. I drool over the features of the NET tagger but can't commit to that version. If Reftagger had half of those features, we would switch in a heartbeat.

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Jason | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Feb 2 2014 9:06 PM

I installed it today and couldn't get the last line to be picked up by reftagger.  After I added an additional 'enter' it picked it up.  Hope this helps.

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Jason | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Feb 2 2014 9:13 PM

UncleBob:

Nice.... But why not include the option for using other translations like Catholic translations (NAB, NABRE, Douay, RSVCE, RSVCE2)? This would let Catholic site owners feel more comfortable using RefTagger on their sites... Just my 2 cents...

I agree. It would make it more consistant with the version we use as well.

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