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bVerse Convert


Automatically creates links for Bible references within your WordPress content to the Bible Service of your preference. Also, as an option, it can display Bible verses inside a Popover or a Modal Dialog Box.

Special Features

  • Automatically converts references from plain text to real links. You choose the Bible version and bVerse Convert does the rest.
  • Allows you to choose between multiple Bible References Services and 15+ Bible Versions
  • Live Search Bible Versions Dropdown Menu.
  • Open any Bible reference in a New Window. Your visitors will always go back to your site.
  • Shows Bible references inside a Popover (When is available. This also depends on the selected Bible Service.)
  • Quick setup and straightforward options
  • It works!


Since v1.3.3 bVerse Convert begun making use of the language packs WordPress offers.

WordPress provides everyone an easy way to support plugins with translations, in our case you can do so by visiting this link and suggesting translations.

Docs & Support

You can find docs, FAQ and more detailed information about bVerse Convert at

Support bVerse Convert

If you are willing to support bVerse Convert you can just download, install and share the plugin with others, that’s more than enough. If you are willing to go a little further and would like to support with a small tip, you can do so by visiting the following url


  • bVerse Convert Options Panel
  • Scriptures/Bible Version live search and filtering
  • Options for References as Service
  • Popover Preview
  • Popover Preview
  • Modal Box (Fancybox) Preview


From Within WordPress

  1. Visit ‘Plugins > Add New’
  2. Search for ‘bVerse Convert’
  3. Click ‘Activate’ button that should appear in the page or activate bVerse Convert from your Plugins page.

Click here to see the complete process.

Manual Installation

  1. Download the plugin
  2. Unzip the plugin ZIP file
  3. Upload the entire bverse-convert folder to your WordPress /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  4. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress Dashboard.
  5. You will find a new menu item called ‘bVerse Convert’ in your WordPress Dashboard sidebar.


For whom we created bVerse Convert?

For everyone! If you have a WordPress site which has Bible references in its content, bVerse Convert is a good option.

Is bVerse Convert really useful?

Just imagine having to write 10 Bible references into a WordPress post and then going back and forth linking them to where you want people to read the references. That’s something pretty exhausting, actually, is something painful. Why not just write the references and have the certainty that when you submit your post all those references will be automatically converted into links to your desired service and Bible Version?
This is basically the best practice and should save you a lot of work and time. That’s exactly what bVerse Convert does for you and your site.

Which are the Bible Services that bVerse uses?



July 25, 2020
I was going to say “simple and straightforward”! but the first reviewer already said that, truly! Love your work!
March 25, 2019
I had a problem with an old Bible reference plugin and needed a good one, quick. This plugin (bVerse Convernt) did the job with simplicity and efficiency. I was able to customize it to my liking and deploy it in my blog. It also works with HTTPS and shows itself well in a mobile device (tested with the Firefox Focus browser). It says it is not tested with WP latest version at this time (5.1.x) but it works so far without problems. I wish the devs could test against this version so that the plugin does not get marked as untested. I would also suggest the Bible Gateway hover box to tone down a little bit in its branding. I chose due to this, although I usually prefer Bible Gateway. However, all these minor quibbles should not detract from the bottom line: it works at advertised, it is very good at that, and even more, it is a great plugin all-around. Recommended.
April 17, 2017
We got to say it does what it supposed to do. Simple as that. At the beginning we didn’t had the option to live search and filter Bible versions and now that we do we are loving it. As a church, we have various Websites and Intranet made with Wordpress, and Bverse Convert has helped us on speeding up the writing process in many cases. We do not use the same Bible version in all our sites, there are cases where we prefer to use one over another and Bverse gave us the ability to do that on the fly with no issues at all. Hopefully the plugin keeps evolving but we would like to ask the developer to keep it simple as it is now.
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Contributors & Developers

“bVerse Convert” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


“bVerse Convert” has been translated into 3 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

Translate “bVerse Convert” into your language.

Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.


For more information, see Releases.

  • Added Italian translations to BibleGateway Scriptures Versions. (Sorry for taking way to long about this request and thanks for the patience @Guido. I can only hope is not too late for this to be useful.)


  • WordPress 6.0.1 compatible.
  • Fixed a couple WordPress 6.0.1 compatibility issues.
  • Shortcodes are currently disabled until we can update the code for newer WordPress versions.


  • WordPress 5.3.2 compatible.

  • Minor changes. Removed older versions (tags). We will now be working from v1.3.x. We also updated the plugin Readme so it reflects is compatible with WordPress 3.8.

  • Added trunk as stable tag. This was something missing or wrongly used in previous versions and, in someway, it made the plugin localization a little bit confusing since now bVerse uses WordPress language packs.

  • Important plugin instructions were updated and now are cleaner. Less clutter.
  • Plugin description on the readme file was updated according to latest updates.


  • Removed languages directory. bVerse Convert now will solely rely on Language Packs which are provided by the community.
  • Bible Language files for BibleGateway service were combined.


  • Fixed available translatable strings and language files.


  • Fixed a jQuery bug which wasn’t enqueueing the library correctly. Details on 1.3.1
  • Added Service shortcode. This will make it easier to tag non-standard verse forms. Details on 1.3.1
    Usage: [bversebibles title="Genesis 1:3"]v.3[/bversebibles]
  • Fixed the Option for showing Credits while was selected. Previously they weren’t showing.
  • Fixed some CSS issues for the Credits Option.


  • Now you can select as your main Scriptures Reference service. Just like and, it will allow you to open references in a New Window and display a Popover with references inside. Details on 1.3
  • “Popover Option” is a little different, it’s actually called “Fancybox” and also known as “Lightbox”. This opens references in a modal popup window letting your visitors read references in context and giving them the opportunity to jump back to what they were reading right away.