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
Carmelo Anthony's Arrival Further Bolsters a Dangerous Thunder Lineup - Sports Illustrated
Posted at 23.09.2017 17:43:48
Sports IllustratedCarmelo Anthony's Arrival Further Bolsters a Dangerous Thunder LineupSports IllustratedCarmelo Anthony isn't the player he was a few years ago but he is worth the gamble for a Thunder team looking to strengthen its case in the West. Share. Ben Golliver. Saturday September 23rd, 2017. Trading for a fading star like Carmelo Anthony is the ...
The Good, the bad, the ugly: A breakdown of the Carmelo Anthony trade - NBCSports.com
Posted at 23.09.2017 20:50:33
NBCSports.comThe Good, the bad, the ugly: A breakdown of the Carmelo Anthony tradeNBCSports.comIt was always a question of when, not if, Carmelo Anthony would get traded. However, Anthony's no-trade clause and desire to go to Houston with Chris Paul and James Harden led the drama to drag out all summer. When Anthony realized his choice was to ...
2 new quakes shake southern Mexico, already coping with disasters - CNN
Posted at 23.09.2017 22:17:37
CNN2 new quakes shake southern Mexico, already coping with disastersCNN(CNN) Two more earthquakes shook southern Mexico on Saturday, further rattling a country still coming to grips with the devastation from stronger temblors earlier this month. A 6.1 magnitude earthquake Saturday morning was centered in Oaxaca state near ...
Hurricane Maria: Puerto Rico reels as storm turns toward US East Coast - CNN
Posted at 23.09.2017 16:08:02
CNNHurricane Maria: Puerto Rico reels as storm turns toward US East CoastCNN(CNN) Millions of Puerto Rico residents continue to reel from Hurricane Maria as the National Weather Service says the storm could bring "direct impacts" to the US East Coast in the coming days. At least 10 people on the island have been confirmed ...
'It's surreal, to be honest,' Stephen Curry says of President Trump uninviting Warriors to the White House - Washington Post
Posted at 23.09.2017 20:32:32
Washington Post'It's surreal, to be honest,' Stephen Curry says of President Trump uninviting Warriors to the White HouseWashington PostOAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry went to bed Friday night thinking he and the rest of the Golden State Warriors would convene Saturday for their first day of practice to decide whether they would be making the NBA champions' traditional White House ...
Trump takes on McCain over health care vote - CNN
Posted at 23.09.2017 14:23:04
CNNTrump takes on McCain over health care voteCNNWashington (CNN) President Donald Trump on Saturday continued his criticism of Sen. John McCain, going after the Arizona Republican on Twitter after he threw the Senate GOP's latest health care effort into jeopardy. Trump, who also bashed McCain ...
The Latest: Police Prep for Yiannopoulous' Rally at Berkeley - U.S. News & World Report
Posted at 23.09.2017 22:03:13
U.S. News & World ReportThe Latest: Police Prep for Yiannopoulous' Rally at BerkeleyU.S. News & World ReportUC Berkeley says police expecting and prepared for protests after right-wing commentator Milo Yiannopoulos says he plans to hold a rally on campus on Sunday. Sept. 23, 2017, at 7:56 p.m.. The Latest: Police Prep for Yiannopoulous' Rally at Berkeley ...
What we know about the 21 states targeted by Russian hackers - Washington Post
Posted at 23.09.2017 16:59:03
Washington PostWhat we know about the 21 states targeted by Russian hackersWashington PostThe Department of Homeland Security was short on details when it said Friday that it had notified 21 states of Russian efforts to hack their election systems in 2016. For one thing, the department didn't publicly identify the states. For another, it ...
Teenager arrested after six injured in 'noxious substance attack' in London - The Guardian
Posted at 24.09.2017 00:22:08
The GuardianTeenager arrested after six injured in 'noxious substance attack' in LondonThe GuardianSix people have been injured after a noxious substance was thrown during an incident at Westfield shopping mall in east London. A 15-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm in connection with the incident on Saturday ...

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
Carmelo Anthony's Arrival Further Bolsters a Dangerous Thunder Lineup - Sports Illustrated
Posted at 23.09.2017 17:43:48
Sports IllustratedCarmelo Anthony's Arrival Further Bolsters a Dangerous Thunder LineupSports IllustratedCarmelo Anthony isn't the player he was a few years ago but he is worth the gamble for a Thunder team looking to strengthen its case in the West. Share. Ben Golliver. Saturday September 23rd, 2017. Trading for a fading star like Carmelo Anthony is the ...
The Good, the bad, the ugly: A breakdown of the Carmelo Anthony trade - NBCSports.com
Posted at 23.09.2017 20:50:33
NBCSports.comThe Good, the bad, the ugly: A breakdown of the Carmelo Anthony tradeNBCSports.comIt was always a question of when, not if, Carmelo Anthony would get traded. However, Anthony's no-trade clause and desire to go to Houston with Chris Paul and James Harden led the drama to drag out all summer. When Anthony realized his choice was to ...
2 new quakes shake southern Mexico, already coping with disasters - CNN
Posted at 23.09.2017 22:17:37
CNN2 new quakes shake southern Mexico, already coping with disastersCNN(CNN) Two more earthquakes shook southern Mexico on Saturday, further rattling a country still coming to grips with the devastation from stronger temblors earlier this month. A 6.1 magnitude earthquake Saturday morning was centered in Oaxaca state near ...
Hurricane Maria: Puerto Rico reels as storm turns toward US East Coast - CNN
Posted at 23.09.2017 16:08:02
CNNHurricane Maria: Puerto Rico reels as storm turns toward US East CoastCNN(CNN) Millions of Puerto Rico residents continue to reel from Hurricane Maria as the National Weather Service says the storm could bring "direct impacts" to the US East Coast in the coming days. At least 10 people on the island have been confirmed ...
'It's surreal, to be honest,' Stephen Curry says of President Trump uninviting Warriors to the White House - Washington Post
Posted at 23.09.2017 20:32:32
Washington Post'It's surreal, to be honest,' Stephen Curry says of President Trump uninviting Warriors to the White HouseWashington PostOAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry went to bed Friday night thinking he and the rest of the Golden State Warriors would convene Saturday for their first day of practice to decide whether they would be making the NBA champions' traditional White House ...
Trump takes on McCain over health care vote - CNN
Posted at 23.09.2017 14:23:04
CNNTrump takes on McCain over health care voteCNNWashington (CNN) President Donald Trump on Saturday continued his criticism of Sen. John McCain, going after the Arizona Republican on Twitter after he threw the Senate GOP's latest health care effort into jeopardy. Trump, who also bashed McCain ...
The Latest: Police Prep for Yiannopoulous' Rally at Berkeley - U.S. News & World Report
Posted at 23.09.2017 22:03:13
U.S. News & World ReportThe Latest: Police Prep for Yiannopoulous' Rally at BerkeleyU.S. News & World ReportUC Berkeley says police expecting and prepared for protests after right-wing commentator Milo Yiannopoulos says he plans to hold a rally on campus on Sunday. Sept. 23, 2017, at 7:56 p.m.. The Latest: Police Prep for Yiannopoulous' Rally at Berkeley ...
What we know about the 21 states targeted by Russian hackers - Washington Post
Posted at 23.09.2017 16:59:03
Washington PostWhat we know about the 21 states targeted by Russian hackersWashington PostThe Department of Homeland Security was short on details when it said Friday that it had notified 21 states of Russian efforts to hack their election systems in 2016. For one thing, the department didn't publicly identify the states. For another, it ...
Teenager arrested after six injured in 'noxious substance attack' in London - The Guardian
Posted at 24.09.2017 00:22:08
The GuardianTeenager arrested after six injured in 'noxious substance attack' in LondonThe GuardianSix people have been injured after a noxious substance was thrown during an incident at Westfield shopping mall in east London. A 15-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm in connection with the incident on Saturday ...

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
Carmelo Anthony's Arrival Further Bolsters a Dangerous Thunder Lineup - Sports Illustrated
Published at September 23, 2017, 5:43 pm

Sports Illustrated

Carmelo Anthony's Arrival Further Bolsters a Dangerous Thunder Lineup
Sports Illustrated
Carmelo Anthony isn't the player he was a few years ago but he is worth the gamble for a Thunder team looking to strengthen its case in the West. Share. Ben Golliver. Saturday September 23rd, 2017. Trading for a fading star like Carmelo Anthony is the ...
OKC's Big 3 Suddenly Has Fighter's Chance Against Western Conference ElitesBleacher Report
Melo trade winners and losers: Thunder, Carmelo make out well; what about Knicks?CBSSports.com
Carmelo Anthony trade latest in star players showing their muscleNBA.com (blog)
Washington Post -New York Times -New York Post -Yahoo Sports
all 483 news articles »
The Good, the bad, the ugly: A breakdown of the Carmelo Anthony trade - NBCSports.com
Published at September 23, 2017, 8:50 pm

NBCSports.com

The Good, the bad, the ugly: A breakdown of the Carmelo Anthony trade
NBCSports.com
It was always a question of when, not if, Carmelo Anthony would get traded. However, Anthony's no-trade clause and desire to go to Houston with Chris Paul and James Harden led the drama to drag out all summer. When Anthony realized his choice was to ...
NFL owners, team presidents and chief executives react to President Trump's commentsWashington Post
NFL owners, CEOs respond to Trump commentsNFL.com
49ers, Giants, Dolphins, Packers condemn Trump's remarks about NFL protestsCBSSports.com
USA TODAY -Detroit Free Press -Sports Illustrated -Los Angeles Times
all 722 news articles »
2 new quakes shake southern Mexico, already coping with disasters - CNN
Published at September 23, 2017, 10:17 pm

CNN

2 new quakes shake southern Mexico, already coping with disasters
CNN
(CNN) Two more earthquakes shook southern Mexico on Saturday, further rattling a country still coming to grips with the devastation from stronger temblors earlier this month. A 6.1 magnitude earthquake Saturday morning was centered in Oaxaca state near ...
New earthquake, magnitude 6.1, shakes jittery MexicoWashington Post
Mexico City Quake Jolts Complacency Over Code EnforcementNew York Times
In Jojutla, near epicenter of Mexico quake, scenes of heartbreak, loss and survivalLos Angeles Times
U.S. News & World Report -CBS News -The New Yorker -SFGate
all 1,173 news articles »
Hurricane Maria: Puerto Rico reels as storm turns toward US East Coast - CNN
Published at September 23, 2017, 4:08 pm

CNN

Hurricane Maria: Puerto Rico reels as storm turns toward US East Coast
CNN
(CNN) Millions of Puerto Rico residents continue to reel from Hurricane Maria as the National Weather Service says the storm could bring "direct impacts" to the US East Coast in the coming days. At least 10 people on the island have been confirmed ...
Cracks in a Puerto Rican Dam Send Neighbors a Message: Leave NowNew York Times
Broken dam deepens powerless Puerto Rico's storm crisisLos Angeles Times
Puerto Rico governor deems Hurricane Maria 'biggest catastrophe' in island's history, death toll at least 10New York Daily News
Reuters -BBC News -NPR -Miami Herald
all 9,595 news articles »
'It's surreal, to be honest,' Stephen Curry says of President Trump uninviting Warriors to the White House - Washington Post
Published at September 23, 2017, 8:32 pm

Washington Post

'It's surreal, to be honest,' Stephen Curry says of President Trump uninviting Warriors to the White House
Washington Post
OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry went to bed Friday night thinking he and the rest of the Golden State Warriors would convene Saturday for their first day of practice to decide whether they would be making the NBA champions' traditional White House ...
Trump's snub of NBA's Curry, condemnation of NFL protests anger athletes, executivesChicago Tribune
Stephen Curry, on a 'Surreal Day,' Confronts a Presidential SnubNew York Times
Trump Just Threw His NFL Buddies Under the BusPolitico
SFGate -Sacramento Bee -The Mercury News -USA TODAY
all 638 news articles »
Trump takes on McCain over health care vote - CNN
Published at September 23, 2017, 2:23 pm

CNN

Trump takes on McCain over health care vote
CNN
Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump on Saturday continued his criticism of Sen. John McCain, going after the Arizona Republican on Twitter after he threw the Senate GOP's latest health care effort into jeopardy. Trump, who also bashed McCain ...
Republicans continue Obamacare repeal work despite oppositionPolitico
Liz Peek: McCain's defection on health care is inexcusableFox News
The Latest: Health Care Groups Oppose GOP BillU.S. News & World Report
CBS News -AZCentral.com -The Hill -Washington Post
all 384 news articles »
The Latest: Police Prep for Yiannopoulous' Rally at Berkeley - U.S. News & World Report
Published at September 23, 2017, 10:03 pm

U.S. News & World Report

The Latest: Police Prep for Yiannopoulous' Rally at Berkeley
U.S. News & World Report
UC Berkeley says police expecting and prepared for protests after right-wing commentator Milo Yiannopoulos says he plans to hold a rally on campus on Sunday. Sept. 23, 2017, at 7:56 p.m.. The Latest: Police Prep for Yiannopoulous' Rally at Berkeley ...
Right-Wing 'Free Speech' Weeks Are Just Free Publicity For Milo YiannopoulosDaily Beast
'Free Speech Is at Risk on College Campuses': Undeterred Milo Yiannopoulos to Hold Rally at UC BerkeleyNBC Southern California
Berkeley political clashes Archives — BerkeleysideBerkeleyside

all 89 news articles »
What we know about the 21 states targeted by Russian hackers - Washington Post
Published at September 23, 2017, 4:59 pm

Washington Post

What we know about the 21 states targeted by Russian hackers
Washington Post
The Department of Homeland Security was short on details when it said Friday that it had notified 21 states of Russian efforts to hack their election systems in 2016. For one thing, the department didn't publicly identify the states. For another, it ...
Homeland Security informed 21 states that hackers targeted their election systemsThe Verge
Voting systems in 21 states were targeted by hackers, government agency saysABC News
The Russians are hacking. Luckily the Trump voter fraud commission isn't in charge.USA TODAY
Politico -89.3 KPCC -Reuters -New York Times
all 323 news articles »
Teenager arrested after six injured in 'noxious substance attack' in London - The Guardian
Published at September 24, 2017, 12:22 am

The Guardian

Teenager arrested after six injured in 'noxious substance attack' in London
The Guardian
Six people have been injured after a noxious substance was thrown during an incident at Westfield shopping mall in east London. A 15-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm in connection with the incident on Saturday ...
'Noxious substance' injures 6 during east London altercationwtvr.com
Six hurt in 'acid attack' at Stratford Centre in LondonSky News
Boy, 15, held by police after shopping centre `acid attack´ injures sixDaily Mail
WCPO -BBC News -Stuff.co.nz -Newstalk ZB
all 89 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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