Chris Roberts announces the availability of a WordPress plugin that pulls in the text of the ESV when you use markup to indicate a Scripture reference. It saves the passage in a database, so future references to the same passage don’t need to access the web service.
The plugin has two styles:
Using the markup like: [bible]John 3:16[/bible] allows a tooltip-style Scripture reference:
Using markup like [bibleblock]John 3:16[/bibleblock] results in a paragraph containing the text. You can style the paragraph however you like; we took these images from Chris’s website:
Installation is just like any other WordPress plugin–you install it into your plugins folder and activate it in your blog’s Administration section.
He’s released the code under the GPL, which means that you can tinker with it if you’re a developer.
Visit Chris’s site for more details and to download the plugin.