Scripture search hyperlink not working

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stepherson
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Scripture search hyperlink not working

Postby stepherson » Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:52 am

In the prior version of https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/scriptures you could click on the search bar and have the option of just searching in the scriptures or "search Church sites." Now, the only option is the latter.

Also, in the prior version of https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/scriptures you could search for a specific scripture, eg, Alma 32:27 or Alma 32:2730, and the result would not only take you to the specific scripture, but the system would highlight the exact verses and the URL would denote the exact scripture. The advantage being that you could use that URL as an embedded hyperlink in a letter or blog so that others could click on the hyperlink which would take the person to that exact scripture which was highlighted for them.

With the new version, if you search Alma 32:27 or Alma 32:27-30, you are taken to a result page with the following results:
1) NO RESULTS FOUND
2) NO RESULTS FOUND (but, the standard works are listed and there is (1) denoted under Book of Mormon. If you click on that button, it takes you to a hyperlink of the chapter and you have to scroll down to the verse(s).
3) You are provided a hyperlink of the chapter and you have to scroll down to the verse(s).
4) You are provided a variety of results ranging from any scripture that has 32:27 in it and any General Conference talks or lessons with Alma 32:27 in it as well as any other scripture that might have 32:27 in it.

My request is that the search feature go back to the way it was: you search for a specific scripture and you are taken to that exact scripture which is highlighted and you can use the URL for a hyperlink.

Thank you,
Byron

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Re: Scripture search hyperlink not working

Postby jdlessley » Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:28 am

stepherson wrote:My request is that the search feature go back to the way it was: you search for a specific scripture and you are taken to that exact scripture which is highlighted and you can use the URL for a hyperlink.

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