Society of Biblical Literature

Society of Biblical Literature Moves to WordPress

The Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) has members around the world who perform secular, scholarly research on the Bible and its influence. is the website where this research is shared.

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  • December 2022

The Bible Odyssey website was originally built with sitecore, and the interface was so difficult that only one person within the organization knew how to make updates. SBL came to Cornershop with a two-part plan: first, they wanted to move the current website content into WordPress to make it easier for more team members to manage, then they wanted to work on a full redesign for the website.

Now the first phase of the project is complete! The Bible Odyssey website has been completely transferred to WordPress. It includes all the same great content, with a new Bible API that allows people to search the text of several different Bibles and compare the results side by side. There is also a cool feature that dynamically loads Bible passage tooltips related to content. Cornershop provided plenty of documentation and training for the team, giving them ultimate control over content updates. 

The second phase, redesign, is currently underway. Stay tuned for future updates!