Linking to scriptures on church website

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jhardy355
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Linking to scriptures on church website

Postby jhardy355 » Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:33 pm

I use links to scriptures on my own website.
When I type in a scripture reference like Ether 9:22 in the Search window the link I get for that does not take me directly to the verse and mark it like it used to (the old online scriptures were much better):

Here is the link I get for Ether 9:22

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/stu ... &clang=eng

It has the wrong ending on the link and only takes me to the chapter. Here is what the link needs to look like:

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/stu ... ng=eng#p20

This link takes me directly to the verse and marks it. The search engine is not translating the reference into the correct link address.
Sometimes it does but lately it gets it wrong most of the time.
I tried to communicate this through the Feedback page but I get an error message saying my feedback can't be transmitted.

mevans
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Re: Linking to scriptures on church website

Postby mevans » Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:45 pm

I've found that the overall church search never found scriptures well, but the scripture search on the old scriptures was pretty good. I don't think the new scripture format has that and agree it's difficult.

I notice your post was a while ago. Are you still having difficultly submitting Feedback? You could possibly try a feedback link elsewhere on LDS.org and include the URL of where you are. Also, I've noticed recently that there's a feedback popup on the left side of the new scriptures. You could try submitting your feedback there.

vaughnhhughes
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Re: Linking to scriptures on church website

Postby vaughnhhughes » Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:12 am

This has been the same problem I have been struggling with ever since the Church updated the scriptures web site in the Fall. I have submitted feedback about it and even spoke with the brother in the IT department who owns the Library mobile app. No one seems to know anything about any recovery of this important functionality. Have you heard anything? It is much more challenging to "search the scriptures" in the modern age when I can't put a reference in and get a hyperlink to the highlighted range of verses in the chapter. And I can't find anywhere else that has the LDS standard works available online with this functionality.

jhardy355
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Re: Linking to scriptures on church website

Postby jhardy355 » Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:03 pm

I haven't heard anything yet about it. The only way I know how to link to a specific scripture is what I explained above in my previous post , but you have to type in the extra parts yourself manually. (For that reference I should have said Ether 9: 21)
(eg. For multiple verses like Ether 9: 21-22 https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/stu ... ng=eng#p20)

mevans
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Re: Linking to scriptures on church website

Postby mevans » Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:57 am

One suggestion for searching the scriptures is to use Google. If you want to stay on the church's site, just append "site: https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/scriptures" to the end of your search.

I often times use Google to find things on the Church's website. It works way better than the church's customized search tool.


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