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Bible SuperSearch 4.0.1 Released

Bible SuperSearch 4.0.1 has been released.  This bugfix release resolved issues searching for keywords containing certain Unicode characters. Also, the language used for Bible books now defaults to that of the first selected Bible (as it worked in the legacy code). This release affects all modern Bible SuperSearch products: Standalone Client WordPress Plugin API

Bible SuperSearch 4.0 Officially Released! API source code now available

We are pleased to announce the release of Bible SuperSearch 4.0.  This release finalizes the complete rebuild of the software that has been in progress since late 2015.   With this release, we are releasing the source code to our API. Bible SuperSearch was originally built to be ran completely independent of our website.  Now that this rebuild has been finished, we can offer this option once again.  Our client software allows anyone to install the Bible search engine easily on their website; adding the API allows for complete independence from our website.

Bible SuperSearch API 4.0.0 Release Candidate 1 Released

We are pleased to announce the first 4.0.0 pre-release of our API code. The API, when combined with a user interface, will allow running Bible SuperSearch completely independent of our website. Please report any bugs to us immediately. The final release is on schedule for May 4, 2019. https://sourceforge.net/projects/biblesuper/files/API/ NOTE:  This code is not production ready and should not be used in a production environment.

The Number of Verses in the Bible

There are a few different numbers floating around for the total number of verses in the Bible.  Most people, when looking for a count, will just find and quote one of these numbers. No one has time or patience to actually count the verses. And probably the easiest way to do this would be to add up the number of verses in each of the 1189 chapters. We know how many verses a chapter has by looking at the number of the last verse. But still, this would take time. However, building the Bible search engine (Bible SuperSearch) has enabled us to have computers do the counting for us. And the number of verses always came out to be 31,102. In order to build the Bible search engine, the Bible was imported into a (MySQL) database for easy querying. Each Bible has it’s own database table. For the KJV, the table is ‘bible_kjv’. In the table, each verse has it’s own row:   index book chapter verse text 1 1 1 1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 2 1 1 2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. 3 1 1 3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. 4 1 1 4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and

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Bible SuperSearch API 4.0.0 alpha 1 released

We are pleased to announce the first alpha release of our API code. The API, when combined with a user interface, will allow running Bible SuperSearch completely independent of our website. https://sourceforge.net/projects/biblesuper/files/API/ NOTE:  This code is not production ready and should not be used in a production environment.

Bible SuperSearch 2.7.5 Released

Bible SuperSearch 2.7.5 has just been released.   Fixed some bugs in Internet Explorer Added a destination page option. This will allow displaying the form on one page, but viewing the results on another.  Note: Both pages must be on the same domain. Work on Bible SuperSearch 4.0 is progressing; it should be ready by Spring 2019, if not sooner.

Bible SuperSearch 2.7.0 released: Strong’s Numbers, Red Letter

Bible SuperSearch 2.7.0 has been released. Features added in this release: Strong’s numbers (King James Version) Displaying Searching Italicization of added words (KJV and Reina Valera Gómez) Words of Christ in Red (KJV and RVG) Strong’s number support has been included in the unreleased ‘Pro’ (3.0) version for years.  It is now released and available for everyone.  This includes inline Strong’s numbers in the text, indicating the root word from which the text was translated.  Hovering over a number will display it’s definition in a dialog.  Clicking on the number will search the Bible for it.  In addition, you can search for Strong’s numbers in any search query.  Example: Search for faith G3551.  The Strong’s numbers display can be toggled on and off. Italicization (also previously included in ‘Pro’), and Red Letter can also be toggled on and off.   You can now have all of these advanced Bible search features on your website.   Download Here  

Bible SuperSearch 2.6.5 Released

This release adds several interfaces to the new client. Some have been migrated from the legacy software, but we have also added a set of minimal interfaces. This release also fixes several bugs and formatting issues.

Legacy and Current Software

A few users have expressed concern about our new software, especially since it relies on our API. We believe our new client software is very easy to install.  It’s also able to be used on websites not equipped with PHP and / or MySQL.  So it is more usable than our legacy software.  That being said, the client software runs off of our API located at api.biblesupersearch.com.  Unlike our legacy software, it does not run completely on your website.  We will soon release the code for our API, bundled with our client.  This bundle will allow running the current version of the software completely on your site.  Please see our downloads page. For those who have concerns about using our client software, you may continue to use the legacy software as we’re still supporting it with bug fixes for now.  (However, it is not supported in PHP 7 or above.)   We are also in the process of adding several more skins to the software.

Bible SuperSearch 2.6.0 Released

We are pleased to announce the release of Bible SuperSearch 2.6.0.  This is a complete rebuild of the software from the ground up. Last summer, we released our API (version 2.5).  Now, with updates to the API, we are able to release our new frontend client.  The frontend is written in a JavaScript framework (Enyo JS), and retrieves search data via a direct call to the API.  This results in a much faster user experience. To speed development up, we did not redesign the user interface at this time, but just ported the existing UI to the new software.  However, this does not mean that we will be keeping this look.  In the near future, we will design some nicer, much more modern interfaces to choose from.   Features: Everything that existed in Bible SuperSearch 2.2 and earler. Much faster, especially with the proximity searches. Ability to turn on and off Bible versions Official WordPress plugin   As this rebuilt software will replace our older software, we strongly encourage users to upgrade.  The old software will be discontinued at some point.