Category Archives: Bible SuperSearch News

Bible SuperSearch 5.1.0 released

Bible SuperSearch 5.1.0 has been released. On the user interface, this brings two new ‘Bible Browsing’ interface options, along with Chinese language support. On the API, this fixes and improves Chinese language support, adding the ability to look up passages using either traditional or simplified Chinese.  Also added are Excel output for the download page, a config to label and describe research-only Bibles, and PHP 8.2 support. On both the API and Word Press plugin, we’ve made some significant improvements to the download page.  Also, WP plugin administrators can now easily see which Bibles are for research only, to better decide which they want to appear on their websites.

Bible SuperSearch 5.0.0 Released

Bible SuperSearch 5.0 has been released! This release brings a plethora of new features, improvements, and bug fixes. This release marks the official release of the Bible importer within our API software. If you have your own installation of our API, you can now add Bibles from several different formats, including Excel spreadsheets. Here is a summary of significant new features and changes: Universal Client (formerly known as the ‘stand-alone’ client) WordPress plugin Language selector. Users can now change the display language. Added Interface: Expanding Large Input. Similar to our basic expanding form, but with larger text inputs. New UI translation: Romanian New format button options, including a decluttered minimal set with a new settings dialog containing the hidden buttons no format buttons at all. Highlighting toggle. Toggle keyword highlighting on and off. Added ‘verse’ display option, with the ability to toggle between paragraph, passage and verse display. EZ-Copy formatting options: Ability to control the format of the text to copy. Added new (instant) copy button. Copies text based on current copy settings without showing the preview. Added ‘Clear Form’ button. Deprecated: the legacy format buttons with old icons. Added a selector to chose Bible list sorting (WordPress Plugin). API: Bible importers. You can now import Bibles in various formats into the API. New Bibles with Strongs’ numbers including Spanish and Chinese. New Bible: NET Bible® After careful consideration, we have determined that the non-commercial copyright on the NET Bible® falls under

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Bible SuperSearch 4.4.2 Released

This update fixes a bug that for some users caused Bible text to display as Right-to-Left even though the Bible wasn’t in a RTL language. Also fixed are some broken shortcode features on the WordPress plugin. This bugfix only affects the client software.  The API is not affected.

Bible SuperSearch 4.4.0 Released

Bible SuperSearch 4.4.0 has been released. This release provided numerous new features on the client and API. On the client and WordPress plugin, we have added the ability to translate the user interface (UI). In this release, the interface language options include English, French and Spanish.  More languages to come.  We are also looking for volunteers who wish to translate the UI into their own language. On the API, we have added an easy-to-use Bible importer.  However, this is currently still in beta, so it may have bugs or other issues. Also, the API now works in PHP versions 7.4 and 8.0 Full Changelog: Client / WordPress plugin   Added UI language option Added ability to display help / download dialog buttons separately from formatting buttons. Added ‘Minimal with Parallel Bible’ skin Added print button for printing the showing Bible text Added new Basic help dialog Added new share link dialog API: Added phoning home config to disable contacting main API to check for updates Made API action links clickable on API action descriptions Beta: Bible import UI Proximity searches now always restricted to within the chapter in Psalms. (Reason: The ‘chapter’ divisions in Psalms were part of the original, inspired text).  ‘*’ now acts as infinite wildcard, similar to other search engines Bugfix: Including single letter keywords such as ‘I’ or ‘a’ was causing breakage. Bugfix: Putting a reference in the ‘request’ field was being treated as a search when Limit

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Bible SuperSearch 4.3.4 Released!

Bible SuperSearch 4.3.4 has been released. This is a bugfix release, and only applies to the API. Fixed an issue causing breakage for some users when attempting to install the API.  (Somehow, the internal routing and 3rd party framework libraries were routing the request onto handlers intended for console / command line operations, and expected constants (STDIN) were not available. ) Clarified the verbiage on the installer when indicating that the provided database credentials are incorrect.

Bible SuperSearch 4.3.3 Released

Bible SuperSearch 4.3.3 has been released.  This is a bugfix release. API: Security Fix: Applied upstream Composer security fix(es) Bugfix: Fixed Javascript error on administrative Bible manager Standalone Client / WordPress Plugin Bugfix: Fixed issues with responsiveness on the Bible SOS, Start, and Download dialogs Bugfix: Fixed display issues with Download button    

Bible SuperSearch 4.3.2 Released!

Bible SuperSearch 4.3.2 has been released. This is a bugfix release. On the API Bugfix: Boolean / Proximity operators on non-Boolean searches wasn’t properly erroring out, causing DB errors Bugfix: Searches coming via the ‘request’ input were not being properly validated Bugfix: Search validator was not properly handle Unicode text, and was returning false negatives. Bugfix: IP access log unit test was very slow. On the Client and WordPress plugin: Fixed breakage in the ‘limit search to’ presets. When one of the preset values were selected, it would revert to ‘Passage(s) Listed Below (or above), with the passage set to ‘value’ The downloads for each Bible SuperSearch product can be found on our downloads page

Bible SuperSearch 4.3.0 Released!

Bible SuperSearch 4.3.0 has been released. This release has added the following features: The client software now has a popup dialog for Bible downloads.  A separate page for Bible downloads is no longer needed. The WordPress plugin now offers a widget so you can now have a basic Bible search on every page. New Download formats, tailored for including offline usage of the Bible in mobile apps.  These formats include: JSON MySQL SQLite Also, when downloading multiple Bibles at once, a readme is now included to identify each Bible. The downloads for each Bible SuperSearch product can be found on our downloads page

Our Response to Covid-19

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, and the subsequent soul searching that this has forced many into, we have changed our focus for the recent 4.2 release. We added functionality to help any seekers that may view our website or software, including Bible SOS dialog, which is a quick list of ‘where to go when …’ items, with hyperlink to the Scriptures referenced. Bible Start dialog, which is a suggested reading list for people who are new to the Bible.  It too has hyperlinked Scripture references We have also expanded the number of languages we support by adding more foreign language Bibles, however, this was part of the plan for the 4.2 release.

Bible SuperSearch 4.2.0 Released

Bible SuperSearch 4.2.0 has been released On the API side, we have added new language features, and new Bibles in languages that we didn’t previously support.  These changes include: Rebuilt language handling to support 180+ languages out of the box. Added Bibles in the following languages: Hindi Portuguese Japanese Swahili Vietnamese Korean Tagalog Polish Persian Turkish Albanian Added ability to sort and group Bibles by language On the client side we have added a couple dialogs for quick reference, a Bible help guide ‘Bible SOS’ and a getting started guild ‘Start’.  (These dialogs were added in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.)  We have also added the ability to group the Bible list by language. NOTE: The system requirements have changed: The Minimum PHP version is now 7.2.5 New PHP Extension Requirement: Fileinfo Also, please note, that as of today, May 2, 2020, the ‘Legacy’ (2.2.x) version of Bible SuperSearch has been discontinued and is now End of Life.  If you are still using the Legacy version, please consider upgrading soon!