Bible Search Bar from

If you have biblical content on your website or blog, you’ll definitely want to consider adding the new Bible Search Bar to your sidebar. RefTagger allows your readers to have instant access to the Bible passages that you cite in your post, but what if they want to look up a verse that you don’t mention or launch a search for a word or phrase that you discuss? They could manually navigate to, but the Bible Search Bar makes it even easier for your readers to find what they’re looking for.

The Bible Search Bar comes in two sizes, the one you see pictured to the right, which is also in the sidebar of the Logos blog, and a smaller one with horizontal orientation.

It’s very easy to add to your site. Just grab the code that we provide and paste it into your sidebar, or wherever you’d like the Bible Search Bar to appear. If you have trouble getting the styles to show up properly, you may need to add the styles to your sites style sheet or paste the style sheet link in the head section of your template.

Head on over to the new Bible Search Bar page at to see the two options, grab the code, and get it set up on your site.

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11 Responses to “Bible Search Bar from”

  1. Todd Schroeder March 24, 2009 at 9:54 am #

    I can’t get this to work in WordPress. Any ideas? I get the big box that says Logos, but no search bar on top of the widget.

  2. Phil Gons March 24, 2009 at 10:11 am #

    Todd, unfortunately doesn’t allow you to use JavaScript or add links to external style sheets, so there’s probably no way to make it work.

  3. Rev. PTM March 24, 2009 at 2:16 pm #

    Phil, hey, cool. Thanks for this. It reminds me though….did you guys ever figure out a way to get RefTagger working on Typepad blogs, easily?
    Paul McCain
    Concordia Publishing House

  4. Phil Gons March 24, 2009 at 3:23 pm #

    We didn’t, Paul. Sorry about that.

  5. Jim March 24, 2009 at 4:55 pm #

    How do you configure to have the search open in a new browser window?

  6. Jeff Brown March 25, 2009 at 9:42 am #

    Todd & Phil,
    I run WordPress and all I did was create a widget and paste the html code in and it worked.
    Jeff Brown

  7. Phil Gons March 25, 2009 at 9:45 am #

    Jeff, you are using (i.e., the self-hosted version of WordPress). Todd is using (i.e., the version of WordPress that they host for you). It works just fine on the former, but not on the latter.

  8. Ryan Burns March 25, 2009 at 9:55 am #

    To launch searches in a new window, simply look in the search bar code for:
    <form action="; id="lbxSearchForm">
    Then simply replace it with:
    <form action="; id="lbxSearchForm" target="_blank" >

  9. Rob Suggs March 26, 2009 at 5:23 pm #

    This is yet another great tool for our Bible study and, in this case, our online ministries. My blog exploits the ref tagger as much as possible. I have just installed the larger search bar, but it doesn’t look quite right. Logos links at the bottom are on top of each other. Is there an html way to fix this? It’s a template, so shouldn’t be too complicated.

  10. Jeff Brown April 1, 2009 at 2:00 pm #

    I am hosting the blog myself and I just put the code into a text widget.

  11. Will November 30, 2009 at 8:40 am #

    Is there a way to set a specific version for the search bar?