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TextPattern and YubNub Plugins, Plus Firefox Hacking

Joe Paravisini has written a TextPattern plugin that uses the ESV API to let you easily link to and quote the ESV text on your blog (or whatever you’re using TextPattern for).

Meanwhile, YubNub, “a social command line for the web,” has implemented a feature where typing, for example, “esv John 1” into their text field will take you to Crossway’s ESV site for that passage. It’s harder to explain than to use; try it out if you wish the Internet were more like UNIX or DOS.

We should mention that you can use your Firefox address bar as a command line to go directly to the ESV text, too. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Go to http://www.gnpcb.org/esv/.
  2. Right-click in the search box and choose “Add a Keyword for this Search.”
    ”K” is the access key for this command.
  3. Enter a Name of your choice and the Keyword “esv” into the box that appears.
    For example, enter “ESV Bible Search” into the Name field.
  4. Enter “esv” followed by a passage in the address bar to go to that passage.
    For example, enter “esv John 1” into the address bar to go to John 1.

This trick works on pretty much any website. (The first recorded instance of someone performing it with the ESV dates from 2004.)

February 28, 2007 | Posted in: Digital,ESV | Author: Crossway Staff @ 9:38 am | (3) Comments »

3 Comments

  1. If you’re an avid Firefox user and you enjoy reading the ESV Bible, you may be interested in (yet) another easy way to search the ESV Bible in Firefox…

    Trackback by Searching the ESV via Firefox — February 28, 2007 @ 12:02 pm

  2. Preferrers of Firefox and the ESV may be interested in this tip on how to use your address bar as a command line to go directly to the ESV text…. With features like this I wonder why it took me so long to switch from Internet Explorer!

    Trackback by Another Useful ESV Tool for Firefox Users — February 28, 2007 @ 4:04 pm

  3. Here’s a cool tip via KP of The Christian Mind about searching faster in Firefox…

    Trackback by Here's a cool tip via KP of The Christian Mind abo... — March 1, 2007 @ 7:37 am

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