This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.



BibleUp is a configurable web tool that makes the text of Bible references on a webpage easily accessible when hovered or clicked.
BibleUp transforms all Bible Reference on a page into hyperlinks, hovering or clicking on these links will display the corresponding Bible text via a feature-rich and highly customizable popover.

With BibleUp, Bible references can be looked up easily without having to switch to a different tab or app.

This is the official WordPress plugin for BibleUp and it relies on the development of BibleUp Core.
We use a third-party service to provide for the regulated distribution of essential files. The use of this plugin requires your consent to the Terms & Policies – jsDelivr. No personal data is collected.

Features 💡

  • Smart tagging: BibleUp can safely recognize and tag references in multiple, different ways. Abbreviated and standard names will be tagged correctly as well as multiple verse range. BibleUp also supports version tagging.

  • Flexible and highly customizable: BibleUp comes with different popover types and can be thoroughly customized to fit your site\’s theme. Customization can be done through the provided options.

  • Performant: Make your readers enjoy fast Bible references look-up without bloating your site. BibleUp also follows the WAI-ARAI accessibility guidelines for screen readers and keyboard navigation.

  • Agile development and contributions: BibleUp is free and open-sourced, contributions can be made by anyone. Issues and requests will also be attended to faster.

Demo 🛸

  • See how BibleUp works on our demo page.
  • Check out the editor to play with customization and styling.
  • For developers: Configure BibleUp options live using the code playground.


  • Settings page (1)
  • Settings page (2)
  • Settings page (3)
  • BibleUp popover (dark theme)
  • The BibleUp Editor


Install BibleUp within WordPress

1) From your site dashboard, go to Plugins >> Add New
2) Search for ‘BibleUp’ in the search box provided on the screen.
3) Click the ‘Install Now’ button
4) Activate the plugin and configure the options as you want!

Install BibleUp manually

1) Get the source code here
2) From your site dashboard, go to Plugins >> Add New
3) Click on the ‘Upload Plugin’ button at the top left corner to reveal the file picker.
4) Select and upload the downloaded zip file.
5) Install the Plugin and activate once done. Configure the options as you want!

You can find the settings page at settings >> BibleUp after activating the plugin.


How many versions does BibleUp supports

BibleUp currently supports 4 Bible versions with much more to come. These versions are the Authorized King James Version (KJV), Authorized Standard Version (ASV), Literal Standard Version (LSV) and the World English Bible (WEB).

How to report an issue or submit feature requests

We try to respond to all feedback across our supported platforms.
In order of their quick response time:

  1. Github (all issues, requests and contributions)
  2. General support Forum
  3. WordPress Support forum (for WordPress)

How is the development going

BibleUp recently launched v1.0.0 and there is so much more to come!
We plan to roll out more Bible versions, change versions on popovers and lots more before the next major release.

The best way to participate in development is by following us on Github, making contributions and giving us a star.

How can I help support

We currently do not accept financial support, but there are many other ways you can contribute to this project.
We have a short guide on how to support as a blogger, developer, organisation and even as a reviewer.

Please rate us and drop a review. You can also share this tool with as many as would find it helpful.
Thank you for every contribution you make!


October 26, 2023
I had been searching for a plugin like this to link Bible references, and I must say, it’s awesome! The creator of this plugin is truly amazing – incredibly helpful and supportive. 😁
Read all 2 reviews

Contributors & Developers

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


Translate “BibleUp” into your language.

Interested in development?

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



  • Initial Release


  • Update compatibility with WordPress 6.3