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
ESPN's massive round of layoffs continue into the early evening - Washington Post
Posted at 26.04.2017 18:41:15
VarietyESPN's massive round of layoffs continue into the early eveningWashington PostIn a message sent Wednesday to ESPN employees, network president John Skipper announced the company was beginning its next round of layoffs, a long-anticipated move that is expected to thin the ranks of ESPN's on-air and online talent. [Journalists ...
Overnight Healthcare: GOP takes step forward on ObamaCare bill | WH to keep paying insurer subsidies - The Hill
Posted at 26.04.2017 17:35:53
The HillOvernight Healthcare: GOP takes step forward on ObamaCare bill | WH to keep paying insurer subsidiesThe HillRepublicans took a serious step forward in their effort to replace ObamaCare on Wednesday when the conservative House Freedom Caucus endorsed revised legislation. Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Wednesday the amendment "helps us get to ...
Milo's appearance at Berkeley led to riots. He vows to return this fall for a week-long free-speech event. - Washington Post
Posted at 26.04.2017 17:15:11
Washington PostMilo's appearance at Berkeley led to riots. He vows to return this fall for a week-long free-speech event.Washington PostProvocative conservative writer Milo Yiannopoulos said Wednesday that he plans to occupy the public plaza at the heart of the University of California at Berkeley and will host a week of free-speech rallies there this fall to protest the university's ...
Senators hauled to White House for rare classified briefing - Politico
Posted at 26.04.2017 17:57:07
PoliticoSenators hauled to White House for rare classified briefingPoliticoSenators were alarmed by a Trump administration presentation Wednesday at the White House complex about the dangers of North Korea, though lawmakers in both parties said it was unclear what the president's next action against the combative nation will ...
Overnight Energy: Trump orders review of national monuments, claiming 'egregious abuse' - The Hill
Posted at 26.04.2017 17:32:18
The HillOvernight Energy: Trump orders review of national monuments, claiming 'egregious abuse'The HillPOWER TO THE STATES AND PEOPLE: President Trump signed an executive order Wednesday to review and potentially change previous national monument designations. At a Wednesday signing ceremony, Trump framed the order as a way to return ...
All the times Trump personally attacked judges — and why his tirades are 'worse than wrong' - Washington Post
Posted at 26.04.2017 15:36:45
Washington PostAll the times Trump personally attacked judges — and why his tirades are 'worse than wrong'Washington PostDealing with another legal blow that blocked another executive order this week, President Trump did something familiar. He attacked the judiciary. Again. And ever so aggressively. A White House statement Tuesday about a federal district judge's ruling ...
White House considering order to withdraw from NAFTA - CNN
Posted at 26.04.2017 13:04:54
CNNWhite House considering order to withdraw from NAFTACNNWashington (CNN) The White House is considering withdrawing from NAFTA in the coming days, though President Donald Trump has not yet decided how to proceed, two senior administration officials confirmed to CNN Wednesday. The White House is ...
The Latest: Procession escorts slain trooper's body - Washington Post
Posted at 26.04.2017 18:07:30
Washington PostThe Latest: Procession escorts slain trooper's bodyWashington PostBEAR, Del. — The Latest on the shooting of a Delaware state trooper (all times local):. 6:15 p.m.. A long line of police vehicles has streamed out a Delaware hospital, escorting the body of a slain state trooper to the state medical examiner's office ...
Raiders acquire Marshawn Lynch in trade with Seahawks - NFL.com
Posted at 26.04.2017 15:35:00
NFL.comRaiders acquire Marshawn Lynch in trade with SeahawksNFL.comThe Raiders announced Wednesday they acquired Lynch in a trade with the Seattle Seahawks. Lynch and the Raiders earlier agreed to terms on a contract that allows him to come out of retirement and play for his hometown team. The only thing that was ...

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
ESPN's massive round of layoffs continue into the early evening - Washington Post
Posted at 26.04.2017 18:41:15
VarietyESPN's massive round of layoffs continue into the early eveningWashington PostIn a message sent Wednesday to ESPN employees, network president John Skipper announced the company was beginning its next round of layoffs, a long-anticipated move that is expected to thin the ranks of ESPN's on-air and online talent. [Journalists ...
Overnight Healthcare: GOP takes step forward on ObamaCare bill | WH to keep paying insurer subsidies - The Hill
Posted at 26.04.2017 17:35:53
The HillOvernight Healthcare: GOP takes step forward on ObamaCare bill | WH to keep paying insurer subsidiesThe HillRepublicans took a serious step forward in their effort to replace ObamaCare on Wednesday when the conservative House Freedom Caucus endorsed revised legislation. Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Wednesday the amendment "helps us get to ...
Milo's appearance at Berkeley led to riots. He vows to return this fall for a week-long free-speech event. - Washington Post
Posted at 26.04.2017 17:15:11
Washington PostMilo's appearance at Berkeley led to riots. He vows to return this fall for a week-long free-speech event.Washington PostProvocative conservative writer Milo Yiannopoulos said Wednesday that he plans to occupy the public plaza at the heart of the University of California at Berkeley and will host a week of free-speech rallies there this fall to protest the university's ...
Senators hauled to White House for rare classified briefing - Politico
Posted at 26.04.2017 17:57:07
PoliticoSenators hauled to White House for rare classified briefingPoliticoSenators were alarmed by a Trump administration presentation Wednesday at the White House complex about the dangers of North Korea, though lawmakers in both parties said it was unclear what the president's next action against the combative nation will ...
Overnight Energy: Trump orders review of national monuments, claiming 'egregious abuse' - The Hill
Posted at 26.04.2017 17:32:18
The HillOvernight Energy: Trump orders review of national monuments, claiming 'egregious abuse'The HillPOWER TO THE STATES AND PEOPLE: President Trump signed an executive order Wednesday to review and potentially change previous national monument designations. At a Wednesday signing ceremony, Trump framed the order as a way to return ...
All the times Trump personally attacked judges — and why his tirades are 'worse than wrong' - Washington Post
Posted at 26.04.2017 15:36:45
Washington PostAll the times Trump personally attacked judges — and why his tirades are 'worse than wrong'Washington PostDealing with another legal blow that blocked another executive order this week, President Trump did something familiar. He attacked the judiciary. Again. And ever so aggressively. A White House statement Tuesday about a federal district judge's ruling ...
White House considering order to withdraw from NAFTA - CNN
Posted at 26.04.2017 13:04:54
CNNWhite House considering order to withdraw from NAFTACNNWashington (CNN) The White House is considering withdrawing from NAFTA in the coming days, though President Donald Trump has not yet decided how to proceed, two senior administration officials confirmed to CNN Wednesday. The White House is ...
The Latest: Procession escorts slain trooper's body - Washington Post
Posted at 26.04.2017 18:07:30
Washington PostThe Latest: Procession escorts slain trooper's bodyWashington PostBEAR, Del. — The Latest on the shooting of a Delaware state trooper (all times local):. 6:15 p.m.. A long line of police vehicles has streamed out a Delaware hospital, escorting the body of a slain state trooper to the state medical examiner's office ...
Raiders acquire Marshawn Lynch in trade with Seahawks - NFL.com
Posted at 26.04.2017 15:35:00
NFL.comRaiders acquire Marshawn Lynch in trade with SeahawksNFL.comThe Raiders announced Wednesday they acquired Lynch in a trade with the Seattle Seahawks. Lynch and the Raiders earlier agreed to terms on a contract that allows him to come out of retirement and play for his hometown team. The only thing that was ...

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
ESPN's massive round of layoffs continue into the early evening - Washington Post
Published at April 26, 2017, 6:41 pm

Variety

ESPN's massive round of layoffs continue into the early evening
Washington Post
In a message sent Wednesday to ESPN employees, network president John Skipper announced the company was beginning its next round of layoffs, a long-anticipated move that is expected to thin the ranks of ESPN's on-air and online talent. [Journalists ...
Longtime NFL reporter Ed Werder laid off by ESPNNBCSports.com
ESPN layoffs: Who was fired today? Trent Dilfer, Jayson Stark, Jay Crawford, Ed Werder | LIVE updatesNJ.com
John Skipper Message to ESPN Employees - ESPN MediaZoneESPN MediaZone
Twitter -ESPN Front Row -Sporting News -Hollywood Reporter
all 236 news articles »
Overnight Healthcare: GOP takes step forward on ObamaCare bill | WH to keep paying insurer subsidies - The Hill
Published at April 26, 2017, 5:35 pm

The Hill

Overnight Healthcare: GOP takes step forward on ObamaCare bill | WH to keep paying insurer subsidies
The Hill
Republicans took a serious step forward in their effort to replace ObamaCare on Wednesday when the conservative House Freedom Caucus endorsed revised legislation. Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Wednesday the amendment "helps us get to ...
Easing Shutdown Worries, Trump Relents On Another Major HurdleNPR
text - PoliticoPolitico

all 183 news articles »
Milo's appearance at Berkeley led to riots. He vows to return this fall for a week-long free-speech event. - Washington Post
Published at April 26, 2017, 5:15 pm

Washington Post

Milo's appearance at Berkeley led to riots. He vows to return this fall for a week-long free-speech event.
Washington Post
Provocative conservative writer Milo Yiannopoulos said Wednesday that he plans to occupy the public plaza at the heart of the University of California at Berkeley and will host a week of free-speech rallies there this fall to protest the university's ...
ACLU defends Coulter: 'We must protect speech'The Hill
Trump, Jonathan Demme, Ann Coulter: Your Wednesday Evening BriefingNew York Times
Cowardice at BerkeleyNational Review
NPR -NOLA.com -Huffington Post -Inside Higher Ed
all 518 news articles »
Senators hauled to White House for rare classified briefing - Politico
Published at April 26, 2017, 5:57 pm

Politico

Senators hauled to White House for rare classified briefing
Politico
Senators were alarmed by a Trump administration presentation Wednesday at the White House complex about the dangers of North Korea, though lawmakers in both parties said it was unclear what the president's next action against the combative nation will ...
White House briefs senators on 'very grave threat' from North KoreaWashington Post
US says strategy on North Korea centers on sanctions, open to talksReuters
Full Senate, in rare move, goes to White House grounds for classified North Korea briefingLos Angeles Times
Yahoo News -Breitbart News -Business Insider -USA TODAY
all 414 news articles »
Overnight Energy: Trump orders review of national monuments, claiming 'egregious abuse' - The Hill
Published at April 26, 2017, 5:32 pm

The Hill

Overnight Energy: Trump orders review of national monuments, claiming 'egregious abuse'
The Hill
POWER TO THE STATES AND PEOPLE: President Trump signed an executive order Wednesday to review and potentially change previous national monument designations. At a Wednesday signing ceremony, Trump framed the order as a way to return ...
Trump: national monuments a 'massive federal land grab'Washington Post
Can the president shrink – or even eliminate – national monuments?Christian Science Monitor

all 435 news articles »
All the times Trump personally attacked judges — and why his tirades are 'worse than wrong' - Washington Post
Published at April 26, 2017, 3:36 pm

Washington Post

All the times Trump personally attacked judges — and why his tirades are 'worse than wrong'
Washington Post
Dealing with another legal blow that blocked another executive order this week, President Trump did something familiar. He attacked the judiciary. Again. And ever so aggressively. A White House statement Tuesday about a federal district judge's ruling ...
5 things to know about Donald Trump's favorite punching bag: The 9th CircuitCNN
Trump's Tweets On Court Blocking 'Sanctuary City' Order: 5 Facts To KnowNPR
Defiant Trump Vows to Take Immigration Case to Supreme CourtNew York Times
The Hill (blog) -Fox News -National Review -Huffington Post
all 537 news articles »
White House considering order to withdraw from NAFTA - CNN
Published at April 26, 2017, 1:04 pm

CNN

White House considering order to withdraw from NAFTA
CNN
Washington (CNN) The White House is considering withdrawing from NAFTA in the coming days, though President Donald Trump has not yet decided how to proceed, two senior administration officials confirmed to CNN Wednesday. The White House is ...

and more »
The Latest: Procession escorts slain trooper's body - Washington Post
Published at April 26, 2017, 6:07 pm

Washington Post

The Latest: Procession escorts slain trooper's body
Washington Post
BEAR, Del. — The Latest on the shooting of a Delaware state trooper (all times local):. 6:15 p.m.. A long line of police vehicles has streamed out a Delaware hospital, escorting the body of a slain state trooper to the state medical examiner's office ...

and more »
Raiders acquire Marshawn Lynch in trade with Seahawks - NFL.com
Published at April 26, 2017, 3:35 pm

NFL.com

Raiders acquire Marshawn Lynch in trade with Seahawks
NFL.com
The Raiders announced Wednesday they acquired Lynch in a trade with the Seattle Seahawks. Lynch and the Raiders earlier agreed to terms on a contract that allows him to come out of retirement and play for his hometown team. The only thing that was ...
What is Marshawn Lynch's fantasy football value with the Raiders?FOXSports.com
Marshawn Lynch will wear No. 24 in OaklandNBCSports.com
Marshawn Lynch Coming Out of Retirement to Play for RaidersNew York Times

all 418 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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