Tabulizer as RSS Feed Reader

Tabulizer has built-in functionality to act as an advanced RSS Feed Reader. It supports the following formats:

  • RSS2
  • Atom

What makes Tabulizer a unique solution when it comes to reading RSS feeds is its extensibility. You can have an unlimited number of rules, each corresponding to a separate feature, to fine tune your reader and do things like:

  • Add pagination and filtering
  • Highlight items that contain certain words
  • Remove items that contain certain words
  • Limit the number of news items, characters per description, show or hide included images, optionally strip html tags or not and so onAdd your own headers/extra rows
  • Combine feeds from various sources (no limit)
  • Use URL parameters to customize the RSS Feed URL.
  • Choose the format of the published date or hide the published date
  • Style the resulting table any way you want. No more limited styling presets.
  • Make it responsive to fit well in smaller resolution screens (smart phones and tablets).
  • Enable caching, so the feed is displayed faster
  • Support for UTF-8 and other encodings
  • Add resulting output anywhere you wish (articles, posts, pages, modules, plugins, 3rd party extensions, etc). Just add the data source tag you are ready to go.
  • Developers (or anyone with limited knowledge of PHP) have the freedom to do anything they want with the use of modification functions.

These are some of the ideas. Below you will find a a sample archive that you can download and contains three rulesets:

  1. RSS2 Feed Sample - Google News with a generic ruleset: A sample ruleset to demonstrate the use of reading a RSS 2 feed.
  2. RSS2 Feed Sample - Google News with a customized ruleset: A sample ruleset to demonstrate the use of reading specifically Google News's RSS2 feed.
  3. RSS2 Feed Sample - Google News with Pagination and Responsive behavior: A sample ruleset to demonstrate the use of reading Google News's RSS2 feed with some extra Tabulizer features enabled.

RSS2 Feed Sample - Google News with Pagination and Responsive Scrolling

This is an RSS2 feed reader customized for Google News with the extra features of pagination and responsive horizontal scrollbars. These are standard Tabulizer's features that can be enabled with a single table rule. Try to resize the browser, to see how the table below behaves in comparison to the rest of the tables. You can try to click on the Next and Previous buttons.
Top Stories - Google News
Ecuador election: Ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno in lead - BBC News
Posted at 19.02.2017 20:29:33
Times LIVEEcuador election: Ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno in leadBBC NewsPartial official results in Ecuador's presidential election have put ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno in the lead - but he may face a run-off. Left-wing incumbent Rafael Correa is standing down after leading the South American nation for a decade ...
Former Uber engineer says company ignored repeated reports of sexual harassment - TechCrunch
Posted at 19.02.2017 23:00:12
TechCrunchFormer Uber engineer says company ignored repeated reports of sexual harassmentTechCrunchSusan Fowler, a former site reliability engineer for Uber and current engineer at Stripe, accused the company of rampant sexual harassment and human resources negligence in a blog post published today. Fowler claims that on her first day out of ...
Trump steps up security aide search, focuses on health care - Washington Post
Posted at 19.02.2017 22:15:40
Washington PostTrump steps up security aide search, focuses on health careWashington PostWEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump brought more contenders for national security adviser to his Palm Beach club for in-person interviews Sunday, hoping to fill the job in the coming days as he seeks to refocus his young administration.Trump's search for a national security advisor sums up his biggest challenges so farLos Angeles TimesTrump holds interviews for security adviser to replace FlynnBBC NewsReport: Senior White House and natsec officials want John Bolton as national security advisorHot AirNew York Magazine -Washington Examiner -Foreign Policy (blog) -Raw Storyall 262 news articles »
Murder probe strains Malaysia-North Korea ties, deadly assault seen on CCTV - Reuters
Posted at 20.02.2017 00:31:53
ReutersMurder probe strains Malaysia-North Korea ties, deadly assault seen on CCTVReutersMembers of the media chase a North Korean official car to ask questions at the Foreign Ministry in Putrajaya, Malaysia, February 20, 2017. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha. 1/4. left. right. A North Korean official car leaves the Foreign Ministry in ...
New Zealand Judge Upholds Ruling Kim Doctom Can Be Extradited to US - Bloomberg
Posted at 20.02.2017 00:21:39
The National Business ReviewNew Zealand Judge Upholds Ruling Kim Doctom Can Be Extradited to USBloombergWellington, New Zealand (AP) -- A New Zealand judge on Monday upheld an earlier court ruling that flamboyant internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom and three of his colleagues can be extradited to the U.S. to face criminal charges. The decision comes five ...
Amid Russia scrutiny, Trump associates received informal Ukraine policy proposal - Washington Post
Posted at 19.02.2017 23:46:20
Washington PostAmid Russia scrutiny, Trump associates received informal Ukraine policy proposalWashington PostPresident Trump's personal lawyer and a former business associate met privately in New York City last month with a member of the Ukrainian parliament to discuss a peace plan for that country that could give Russia long-term control over territory it ...
DeMarcus Cousins Traded to Pelicans for Tyreke Evans, Buddy Hield and More - Bleacher Report
Posted at 20.02.2017 00:07:46
NOLA.comDeMarcus Cousins Traded to Pelicans for Tyreke Evans, Buddy Hield and MoreBleacher ReportYou would be hard-pressed to find many better ways for an NBA team to improve its low-post presence than the addition of DeMarcus Cousins, and that is exactly what the New Orleans Pelicans did Sunday night. The Sacramento Kings traded Cousins to the ...
Former Trump pal Russell Simmons leads 'I Am A Muslim Too' rally against president - Fox News
Posted at 19.02.2017 15:03:05
Fox NewsFormer Trump pal Russell Simmons leads 'I Am A Muslim Too' rally against presidentFox NewsThe Muslim call to prayer rang out through Times Square in New York City on Sunday afternoon as a large, mixed-faith crowd of merchandise hawkers, social activists, organizers, curious tourists – and genuine protesters – declared their allegiance with ...
Grades: When All-Star Game became dunk contest - ESPN
Posted at 20.02.2017 00:57:15
ESPNGrades: When All-Star Game became dunk contestESPNAnthony Davis breaks Wilt Chamberlain's NBA All-Star Game scoring record with 52 points, earning MVP honors as the Pelicans' power forward leads the West to a 192-182 win over the East. (1:59). Facebook · Twitter · Facebook Messenger · Pinterest ...

RSS2 Feed Sample - Google News

This ruleset is similar to the previous one, without the pagination and the responsive scrollbars. It uses the modification function rss2googlenews that takes the same optional arguments as in generic case (which is presented later on). Notice how we changed the date prefix and the date format. Also, we cleaned up the html code of the item description, so it's plain text and no multiple news sources.
Top Stories - Google News
Ecuador election: Ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno in lead - BBC News
Posted at 19.02.2017 20:29:33
Times LIVEEcuador election: Ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno in leadBBC NewsPartial official results in Ecuador's presidential election have put ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno in the lead - but he may face a run-off. Left-wing incumbent Rafael Correa is standing down after leading the South American nation for a decade ...
Former Uber engineer says company ignored repeated reports of sexual harassment - TechCrunch
Posted at 19.02.2017 23:00:12
TechCrunchFormer Uber engineer says company ignored repeated reports of sexual harassmentTechCrunchSusan Fowler, a former site reliability engineer for Uber and current engineer at Stripe, accused the company of rampant sexual harassment and human resources negligence in a blog post published today. Fowler claims that on her first day out of ...
Trump steps up security aide search, focuses on health care - Washington Post
Posted at 19.02.2017 22:15:40
Washington PostTrump steps up security aide search, focuses on health careWashington PostWEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump brought more contenders for national security adviser to his Palm Beach club for in-person interviews Sunday, hoping to fill the job in the coming days as he seeks to refocus his young administration.Trump's search for a national security advisor sums up his biggest challenges so farLos Angeles TimesTrump holds interviews for security adviser to replace FlynnBBC NewsReport: Senior White House and natsec officials want John Bolton as national security advisorHot AirNew York Magazine -Washington Examiner -Foreign Policy (blog) -Raw Storyall 262 news articles »
Murder probe strains Malaysia-North Korea ties, deadly assault seen on CCTV - Reuters
Posted at 20.02.2017 00:31:53
ReutersMurder probe strains Malaysia-North Korea ties, deadly assault seen on CCTVReutersMembers of the media chase a North Korean official car to ask questions at the Foreign Ministry in Putrajaya, Malaysia, February 20, 2017. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha. 1/4. left. right. A North Korean official car leaves the Foreign Ministry in ...
New Zealand Judge Upholds Ruling Kim Doctom Can Be Extradited to US - Bloomberg
Posted at 20.02.2017 00:21:39
The National Business ReviewNew Zealand Judge Upholds Ruling Kim Doctom Can Be Extradited to USBloombergWellington, New Zealand (AP) -- A New Zealand judge on Monday upheld an earlier court ruling that flamboyant internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom and three of his colleagues can be extradited to the U.S. to face criminal charges. The decision comes five ...
Amid Russia scrutiny, Trump associates received informal Ukraine policy proposal - Washington Post
Posted at 19.02.2017 23:46:20
Washington PostAmid Russia scrutiny, Trump associates received informal Ukraine policy proposalWashington PostPresident Trump's personal lawyer and a former business associate met privately in New York City last month with a member of the Ukrainian parliament to discuss a peace plan for that country that could give Russia long-term control over territory it ...
DeMarcus Cousins Traded to Pelicans for Tyreke Evans, Buddy Hield and More - Bleacher Report
Posted at 20.02.2017 00:07:46
NOLA.comDeMarcus Cousins Traded to Pelicans for Tyreke Evans, Buddy Hield and MoreBleacher ReportYou would be hard-pressed to find many better ways for an NBA team to improve its low-post presence than the addition of DeMarcus Cousins, and that is exactly what the New Orleans Pelicans did Sunday night. The Sacramento Kings traded Cousins to the ...
Former Trump pal Russell Simmons leads 'I Am A Muslim Too' rally against president - Fox News
Posted at 19.02.2017 15:03:05
Fox NewsFormer Trump pal Russell Simmons leads 'I Am A Muslim Too' rally against presidentFox NewsThe Muslim call to prayer rang out through Times Square in New York City on Sunday afternoon as a large, mixed-faith crowd of merchandise hawkers, social activists, organizers, curious tourists – and genuine protesters – declared their allegiance with ...
Grades: When All-Star Game became dunk contest - ESPN
Posted at 20.02.2017 00:57:15
ESPNGrades: When All-Star Game became dunk contestESPNAnthony Davis breaks Wilt Chamberlain's NBA All-Star Game scoring record with 52 points, earning MVP honors as the Pelicans' power forward leads the West to a 192-182 win over the East. (1:59). Facebook · Twitter · Facebook Messenger · Pinterest ...

RSS2 Feed Sample - Generic

This is a generic ruleset you can use with any RSS2 feed. Note it's not the only ruleset you can build as you can add as many features you want, but it's good enough to get you started. It's reading the Google News Top Stories feed, whith no caching. It uses the modification function rssfeed2 that takes these optional arguments:
  • max_id:
  • show_images: Whether to show item images or not.
  • date_prefix=date_format: The date format and the date prefix. If the date format is empty than no published date will be displayed.
  • strip_html: Strip the tags from the item's description of not.
  • description_max_len: The maximum number of characters that the description of a feed item can have.
Top Stories - Google News
Did 'The Walking Dead' Just Officially Introduce the Whisperers? - Hollywood Reporter
Published at February 19, 2017, 10:06 pm

Hollywood Reporter

Did 'The Walking Dead' Just Officially Introduce the Whisperers?
Hollywood Reporter
Who is Jadis and her group of junkyard-dwelling people? Actress Pollyanna Macintosh talks with THR about Jadis and comparisons to another community from Robert Kirkman's comic series. [This story contains spoilers from Sunday's "New Best Friends" ...
Why Walking Dead History Made That Daryl-Carol Moment Extra HeartbreakingVanity Fair
Ultimate zombie time: 5 thought recapping 'The Walking Dead' Season 7, episode 10Chicago Tribune
'The Walking Dead' Season 7, Episode 10: Carol Sees an Old Friend, Rick Makes a New OneNew York Times
Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog) -New York Daily News -A.V. Club -seattlepi.com
all 283 news articles »
Trump steps up security aide search, focuses on health care - Washington Post
Published at February 19, 2017, 10:15 pm

Washington Post

Trump steps up security aide search, focuses on health care
Washington Post
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump brought more contenders for national security adviser to his Palm Beach club for in-person interviews Sunday, hoping to fill the job in the coming days as he seeks to refocus his young administration.
Trump's search for a national security advisor sums up his biggest challenges so farLos Angeles Times
Trump holds interviews for security adviser to replace FlynnBBC News
Report: Senior White House and natsec officials want John Bolton as national security advisorHot Air
New York Magazine -Washington Examiner -Foreign Policy (blog) -Raw Story
all 262 news articles »
Former Uber engineer says company ignored repeated reports of sexual harassment - TechCrunch
Published at February 19, 2017, 11:00 pm

TechCrunch

Former Uber engineer says company ignored repeated reports of sexual harassment
TechCrunch
Susan Fowler, a former site reliability engineer for Uber and current engineer at Stripe, accused the company of rampant sexual harassment and human resources negligence in a blog post published today. Fowler claims that on her first day out of ...
Uber CEO calls for investigation of sexual harassment claimsUSA TODAY
Uber investigates 'abhorrent' sexism claimsBBC News
Uber investigating sexual harassment claims by ex-employeeSFGate
CNET -Tech Times -New York Daily News -BuzzFeed News
all 53 news articles »
DeMarcus Cousins Traded to Pelicans for Tyreke Evans, Buddy Hield and More - Bleacher Report
Published at February 20, 2017, 12:07 am

NOLA.com

DeMarcus Cousins Traded to Pelicans for Tyreke Evans, Buddy Hield and More
Bleacher Report
You would be hard-pressed to find many better ways for an NBA team to improve its low-post presence than the addition of DeMarcus Cousins, and that is exactly what the New Orleans Pelicans did Sunday night. The Sacramento Kings traded Cousins to the ...
Trade Grades: Pelicans Fleece Kings, Land DeMarcus Cousins In BlockbusterSports Illustrated
In pairing Cousins with Anthony Davis, Pelicans' future second only to WarriorsCBSSports.com
What are the Pelicans getting in DeMarcus Cousins from a statistical perspective?ESPN (blog)
SB Nation -USA TODAY -Sporting News -NOLA.com
all 263 news articles »
Grades: When All-Star Game became dunk contest - ESPN
Published at February 20, 2017, 12:57 am

ESPN

Grades: When All-Star Game became dunk contest
ESPN
Anthony Davis breaks Wilt Chamberlain's NBA All-Star Game scoring record with 52 points, earning MVP honors as the Pelicans' power forward leads the West to a 192-182 win over the East. (1:59). Facebook · Twitter · Facebook Messenger · Pinterest ...
Did Russ' & AD's Historic Night Destroy the NBA All-Star Game or Save It?Bleacher Report
Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant appear to be avoiding each other before All-Star GameFOXSports.com

all 551 news articles »
Amid Russia scrutiny, Trump associates received informal Ukraine policy proposal - Washington Post
Published at February 19, 2017, 11:46 pm

Washington Post

Amid Russia scrutiny, Trump associates received informal Ukraine policy proposal
Washington Post
President Trump's personal lawyer and a former business associate met privately in New York City last month with a member of the Ukrainian parliament to discuss a peace plan for that country that could give Russia long-term control over territory it ...
A Back-Channel Plan for Ukraine and Russia, Courtesy of Trump AssociatesNew York Times
Report: Trump's lawyer hand-delivered Michael Flynn a secret plan to lift sanctions on RussiaBusiness Insider
East Ukraine ceasefire due to take effectBBC News
Chicago Tribune -The Detroit News -Bloomberg -Forbes
all 156 news articles »
Airport killing seen on CCTV, probe strains Malaysia-North Korea ties - Reuters
Published at February 20, 2017, 12:48 am

Reuters

Airport killing seen on CCTV, probe strains Malaysia-North Korea ties
Reuters
Members of the media chase a North Korean official car to ask questions at the Foreign Ministry in Putrajaya, Malaysia, February 20, 2017. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha. 1/4. left. right. A North Korean official car leaves the Foreign Ministry in ...
TV footage appears to show deliberate attack on North KoreanWashington Post
North Korea Kim Jong-nam killing: Malaysia recalls Pyongyang envoyBBC News
Malaysia Seeks to Question 7 in Killing of Kim Jong-namNew York Times
U.S. News & World Report -New York Post -Washington Times -Charlotte Observer
all 1,701 news articles »
RPT-Trump administration drafts plan to raise asylum bar, speed deportations - Business Insider
Published at February 20, 2017, 12:15 am

Chicago Tribune

RPT-Trump administration drafts plan to raise asylum bar, speed deportations
Business Insider
(No changes to text) By Julia Edwards Ainsley WASHINGTON, Feb 18 (Reuters) - The Department of Homeland Security has prepared new guidance for immigration agents aimed at speeding up deportations by denying asylum claims earlier in the process.
10 things you need to know today: February 19, 2017The Week Magazine
AP Top News at 1:00 am ESTTBO.com
Exclusive: DHS chief proposes prosecuting parents of children smuggled into USMcClatchy Washington Bureau
Washington Examiner -WSOC Charlotte -American Thinker (blog) -The Hill (blog)
all 112 news articles »
New Zealand Judge Upholds Ruling Kim Doctom Can Be Extradited to US - Bloomberg
Published at February 20, 2017, 12:21 am

The National Business Review

New Zealand Judge Upholds Ruling Kim Doctom Can Be Extradited to US
Bloomberg
Wellington, New Zealand (AP) -- A New Zealand judge on Monday upheld an earlier court ruling that flamboyant internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom and three of his colleagues can be extradited to the U.S. to face criminal charges. The decision comes five ...
New Zealand appeals court upholds Kim Dotcom extradition rulingArs Technica
Court rules Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom can be extradited to USUPI.com
NZ Court Rules Megaupload Founder Kim Dotcom Can Be Extradited to US for Alleged FraudU.S. News & World Report
NBC2 News -CIO -Daily Mail -NEWS.com.au
all 43 news articles »
To run these samples, you need to install Tabulizer first and then import the sample archive like a regular ruleset archive. Click here to download the ruleset archive used is this article that contains the three rulesets and the data sources. When you import the archive make sure you have checked the overwrite files and YES, overwrite safemode settings checkboxes. If everything goes as expected, you should find 3 data sources using the following rulesets:
Data source titleRuleset TitleArchive title
RSS2 Sample - Google News Top Stories - GenericRSS2 Feed Sample - GenericRSS2 Feed Sample
RSS2 Sample - Google News Top Stories - CustomizedRSS2 Feed Sample - Google NewsRSS2 Feed Sample
RSS2 Sample - Google News Top Stories - Customized with Pagination and Responsive ScrollingRSS2 Feed Sample - Google News with Pagination and Responsive ScrollingRSS2 Feed Sample
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