Generate a new Neotext

Enter the URL of a page that has "cite" attributes:

Download a Sample HTML Template

Learn How it Works

  1. Add these snippets of javascript to the header and footer of your page:

    ( Download a Sample HTML Template | View Sample )
  2. Create a webpage with a citation, using the "cite" attribute with either the "blockquote" or "q" tag.


    "blockquote" tag

    Neotext can add context above and below the passage: (click arrows)

    In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being 4 in him was life,[a] and the life was the light of all people.

    "q" tag

    Neotext adds contextual popups to "q" tags that use the "cite" attribute. Hover over the underlined red for the popup:

    Matthew 5 says: Love your enemies, but like the Lawyer asking who is my neighbor?, many try to redefine the words "love" and "neighbor" in narrow ways.

  3. Enter the url for your page in the "Generate a new Neotext" section at the top of the page.
  4. Reload your page. Your citations should now be neotextified!

Code Example:

The code for displaying the looked-up information is part of a free open source jQuery plugin called neotext-quote-context.js, available as a wordpress or jQuery plugin.

Get simplified html source of this page

  1. Download neotext-sample.html (view online)
  2. Save the html file to your server, giving it a unique name like:
  3. Generate the Neotext json file by entering your page’s URL in the generator.
    • a json file with be uploaded to Amazon S3 for each quote on the page.
  4. Reload your page. You should notice the arrows appear on the blockquote; and you should get a contextual popup if you click on “Love your enemies”.