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If you are a regular reader of this blog, you must know by now that I was using Reftagger to automatically tag and quote scripture references in my blog posts. Two weeks ago I came across NETBibleTagger and I replaced Reftagger straight away because I noticed that NETBibleTagger does a much better job.
Advantages of using NETBibleTagger
I. Quote full references
You can quote huge passages and NETBibleTagger displays the whole thing in a tool tip window equipped with scroll bars. (Reftagger isn’t capable of doing this. If you quote a whole passage with 10 verses – you get to read only the first couple of verses and should follow the read more link which opens the full reference in Biblia.com web site. This is very inconvenient.)
II. More control over the popup
The default behavior for the popup created by NETBibleTagger is to stay visible on the screen until the user clicks the little ‘x’ in the top right corner of the popup. It doesn’t care where the mouse moves to. (However, if you wish for the popup to disappear whenever the mouse leaves, you can configure that too).
III. Adjustable font size
By default the font size is set to “Small”. However the following sizes are also supported (xx-small, x-small, medium, large, x-large, xx-large)
Disadvantages of using NETBibleTagger
I. Limited to one translation
Unlike Reftagger this one supports only one translation of the Bible (New English Translation).
II. Supports only the most popular platforms
At the time of this writing it supports only five platforms including custom built sites. Namely they are Joomla, WordPress, Drupal, Blogger, MediaWiki and DotNetNuke. (For some unknown reason, there’s no download link to the WordPress plugin in the official web site. The support staff sent me the plugin via email upon asking. You can download a copy I am hosting in this server.)