I am working on an upgrade to Verse-O-Matic 3.0. It will include features that were originally intended to be in the 3.0 release, but due my impatience, I left them out so I could get 3.0 out the door.
Some of the features include setting a “Verse of the Day” (VOTD) as opposed to the random selection every page load that it does currently. The VOTD feature can be set to either reset itself randomly each day or you can set each verse with a date so you can display specific verses on a daily schedule. You will also be able to set a single static verse that will remain until you change it. It will still retain the fully random feature as well and you will be able to toggle the setting in the admin panel.
The biggest delay in the release (which will be 3.1.0) is that it requires a database upgrade. I was trying to get the install process on plugin activation to determine if this was a new install or an upgrade, but I just could not get it to work the way I wanted. So… In order to get this out the door, I’m going to create an upgrade file. The only people that will need to run the upgrade anyway are those upgrading from 3.0.0. Previous releases did not use the database so they will be able to simply activate from the plugin management panel.
Also, I always try to keep things as seamlessly backwards compatible as possible so you won’t need to change anything where you call the verse-o-matic function.
Once this version is out there, I think this will be the most versatile Bible verse display plugin available.