Reftagger theme component

The Reftagger library allows you to convert bible references on your Discourse forum into links with a hover-preview.

By request of @outofthebox we made a theme component based on this code.

I’ve added a setting that allows you to select the translation you want to use, and the component extends the content security policy to allow for the reftagger library to be included.

Repository here.


@RGJ, our community loves this feature. Thank you for developing in a secure and customizable manner. I appreciate your generosity in sharing this work back to the Discourse community.


We’ve been using that for the last 18 months or so, and it’s worked like a charm. Happy to see it improved and made more easily available!


Wow, that’s super cool.

I would love to see a similar component in which custom keywords and previews can be defined.
That would be super useful to create a glossary for example

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There is the auto abbrify words theme component which does such a thing.


I really appreciate you and everyone who contributed to the original conversation on Meta about how to make this feature work!


Hello everyone, Reftagger was working swimmingly for a few months, and then it just stopped. It will still automatically generate an external link for the book/chapter/verse format, but it will not load the hover preview.

It appears to be up to date too. Any ideas?

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What Discourse version are you running?

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How can I find this info?

It should be somewhere in the admin dashboard at /admin

It just says that it is up to date:

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Seems to be working fine on Discourse 2.7.7 (at least in Safari) for me.

It’s working again now.
Reftagger apparently switched to a different CDN ( which had to be whitelisted in the content security policy. I have added it and pushed a new version of the theme component. All you need to do is update the component.


There it is, thank you sir :slightly_smiling_face:

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