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
Republican wins Montana election one night after being charged with assault - Washington Post
Posted at 26.05.2017 00:52:19
Washington PostRepublican wins Montana election one night after being charged with assaultWashington PostBOZEMAN, Mont. — Republican businessman Greg Gianforte won Montana's sole House district in a special election Thursday, keeping a seat in Republican hands despite facing assault charges for allegedly attacking a reporter who'd asked him about the ...
FBI Russia investigation looking at Kushner role - CNN
Posted at 25.05.2017 20:24:24
CNNFBI Russia investigation looking at Kushner roleCNN(CNN) The FBI's criminal probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election is increasingly touching on the multiple roles of senior White House adviser Jared Kushner on both the Trump campaign and the Trump transition team. Points of focus ...
Trump chastises fellow NATO members, demands they meet payment obligations - Washington Post
Posted at 25.05.2017 19:24:49
Washington PostTrump chastises fellow NATO members, demands they meet payment obligationsWashington PostBRUSSELS — President Trump exported the confrontational, nationalist rhetoric of his campaign across the Atlantic on Thursday, scolding European leaders for not footing more of the bill for their own defense and lecturing them to stop taking advantage ...
US Supreme Court lifts stay, clearing way for execution of Alabama's 'Houdini of death row' - Los Angeles Times
Posted at 26.05.2017 00:45:00
Los Angeles TimesUS Supreme Court lifts stay, clearing way for execution of Alabama's 'Houdini of death row'Los Angeles TimesA candlelight vigil for convicted murderer Thomas Arthur on the steps of the Alabama Capitol in Montgomery in November. (Mickey Welsh / Montgomery Advertiser). By Jenny Jarvie. Homicide · U.S. Supreme Court · Clarence Thomas · Sonia Sotomayor ...
Federal appeals court maintains freeze of Trump's travel ban. Attorney general vows Supreme Court appeal. - Washington Post
Posted at 25.05.2017 17:24:53
Washington PostFederal appeals court maintains freeze of Trump's travel ban. Attorney general vows Supreme Court appeal.Washington PostA federal appeals court on Thursday left in place the freeze on President Trump's revised entry ban, handing the administration another legal setback in its efforts to block the issuance of new visas to citizens of six Muslim-majority countries. The ...
Manchester bomber probably had ISIS training, US official says - CNN
Posted at 25.05.2017 12:16:06
CNNManchester bomber probably had ISIS training, US official saysCNNManchester, England (CNN) Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi likely received some ISIS training in Syria in the months before the attack, according to information gathered in the preliminary investigation, a US official told CNN on Thursday. The US ...
For the first time in years, NOAA predicts an above-average hurricane season - Washington Post
Posted at 25.05.2017 13:37:36
Washington PostFor the first time in years, NOAA predicts an above-average hurricane seasonWashington PostFor the first time since 2013, NOAA is anticipating above-normal hurricane activity in the Atlantic. The outlook is at odds with other professional forecasts issued earlier this spring. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's outlook ...
LeBron eclipses MJ as all-time playoffs scorer - ESPN
Posted at 26.05.2017 00:13:27
Washington TimesLeBron eclipses MJ as all-time playoffs scorerESPNCleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James passed Michael Jordan for first place on the all-time playoff scoring list with a 3-pointer from the left wing with 2:40 left in the third quarter of Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals Thursday. The shot gave ...

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
Republican wins Montana election one night after being charged with assault - Washington Post
Posted at 26.05.2017 00:52:19
Washington PostRepublican wins Montana election one night after being charged with assaultWashington PostBOZEMAN, Mont. — Republican businessman Greg Gianforte won Montana's sole House district in a special election Thursday, keeping a seat in Republican hands despite facing assault charges for allegedly attacking a reporter who'd asked him about the ...
FBI Russia investigation looking at Kushner role - CNN
Posted at 25.05.2017 20:24:24
CNNFBI Russia investigation looking at Kushner roleCNN(CNN) The FBI's criminal probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election is increasingly touching on the multiple roles of senior White House adviser Jared Kushner on both the Trump campaign and the Trump transition team. Points of focus ...
Trump chastises fellow NATO members, demands they meet payment obligations - Washington Post
Posted at 25.05.2017 19:24:49
Washington PostTrump chastises fellow NATO members, demands they meet payment obligationsWashington PostBRUSSELS — President Trump exported the confrontational, nationalist rhetoric of his campaign across the Atlantic on Thursday, scolding European leaders for not footing more of the bill for their own defense and lecturing them to stop taking advantage ...
US Supreme Court lifts stay, clearing way for execution of Alabama's 'Houdini of death row' - Los Angeles Times
Posted at 26.05.2017 00:45:00
Los Angeles TimesUS Supreme Court lifts stay, clearing way for execution of Alabama's 'Houdini of death row'Los Angeles TimesA candlelight vigil for convicted murderer Thomas Arthur on the steps of the Alabama Capitol in Montgomery in November. (Mickey Welsh / Montgomery Advertiser). By Jenny Jarvie. Homicide · U.S. Supreme Court · Clarence Thomas · Sonia Sotomayor ...
Federal appeals court maintains freeze of Trump's travel ban. Attorney general vows Supreme Court appeal. - Washington Post
Posted at 25.05.2017 17:24:53
Washington PostFederal appeals court maintains freeze of Trump's travel ban. Attorney general vows Supreme Court appeal.Washington PostA federal appeals court on Thursday left in place the freeze on President Trump's revised entry ban, handing the administration another legal setback in its efforts to block the issuance of new visas to citizens of six Muslim-majority countries. The ...
Manchester bomber probably had ISIS training, US official says - CNN
Posted at 25.05.2017 12:16:06
CNNManchester bomber probably had ISIS training, US official saysCNNManchester, England (CNN) Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi likely received some ISIS training in Syria in the months before the attack, according to information gathered in the preliminary investigation, a US official told CNN on Thursday. The US ...
For the first time in years, NOAA predicts an above-average hurricane season - Washington Post
Posted at 25.05.2017 13:37:36
Washington PostFor the first time in years, NOAA predicts an above-average hurricane seasonWashington PostFor the first time since 2013, NOAA is anticipating above-normal hurricane activity in the Atlantic. The outlook is at odds with other professional forecasts issued earlier this spring. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's outlook ...
LeBron eclipses MJ as all-time playoffs scorer - ESPN
Posted at 26.05.2017 00:13:27
Washington TimesLeBron eclipses MJ as all-time playoffs scorerESPNCleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James passed Michael Jordan for first place on the all-time playoff scoring list with a 3-pointer from the left wing with 2:40 left in the third quarter of Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals Thursday. The shot gave ...

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
Republican wins Montana election one night after being charged with assault - Washington Post
Published at May 26, 2017, 12:52 am

Washington Post

Republican wins Montana election one night after being charged with assault
Washington Post
BOZEMAN, Mont. — Republican businessman Greg Gianforte won Montana's sole House district in a special election Thursday, keeping a seat in Republican hands despite facing assault charges for allegedly attacking a reporter who'd asked him about the ...
Gianforte wins Montana special electionPolitico
Montana Republican Wins Special U.S. House Race Despite Assault ChargeHuffPost
A Journalist was Body Slammed, but Some Conservatives Want the News Media to ApologizeNew York Times
CNN -Los Angeles Times -NPR -The Hill
all 1,667 news articles »
FBI Russia investigation looking at Kushner role - CNN
Published at May 25, 2017, 8:24 pm

CNN

FBI Russia investigation looking at Kushner role
CNN
(CNN) The FBI's criminal probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election is increasingly touching on the multiple roles of senior White House adviser Jared Kushner on both the Trump campaign and the Trump transition team. Points of focus ...
Jared Kushner, and why his meetings with the Russians matter more than everWashington Post
Trump Russia inquiry: Kushner under FBI scrutiny - US mediaBBC News
FBI investigating Kushner meetings, report says; House leader seeks more Comey documentsLos Angeles Times
The Hill -Politico -ABC News -The Atlantic
all 808 news articles »
Trump chastises fellow NATO members, demands they meet payment obligations - Washington Post
Published at May 25, 2017, 7:24 pm

Washington Post

Trump chastises fellow NATO members, demands they meet payment obligations
Washington Post
BRUSSELS — President Trump exported the confrontational, nationalist rhetoric of his campaign across the Atlantic on Thursday, scolding European leaders for not footing more of the bill for their own defense and lecturing them to stop taking advantage ...
In NATO Speech, Trump Is Vague About Mutual Defense PledgeNew York Times
Trump pushes around NATO; lecture seen as unsettling allianceCNN
Facing anxious European leaders, Trump goes on offensiveABC News
Los Angeles Times -New York Daily News -Newsweek -Breitbart News
all 1,694 news articles »
US Supreme Court lifts stay, clearing way for execution of Alabama's 'Houdini of death row' - Los Angeles Times
Published at May 26, 2017, 12:45 am

Los Angeles Times

US Supreme Court lifts stay, clearing way for execution of Alabama's 'Houdini of death row'
Los Angeles Times
A candlelight vigil for convicted murderer Thomas Arthur on the steps of the Alabama Capitol in Montgomery in November. (Mickey Welsh / Montgomery Advertiser). By Jenny Jarvie. Homicide · U.S. Supreme Court · Clarence Thomas · Sonia Sotomayor ...
The Latest: Alabama executes man for 1982 murder-for-hireWashington Post
Alabama executes man for 1982 murder-for-hireABC News
Alabama executes inmate Tommy Arthur after 7 lethal injection delaysCNN
AL.com -NBCNews.com -BuzzFeed News -U.S. News & World Report
all 102 news articles »
Federal appeals court maintains freeze of Trump's travel ban. Attorney general vows Supreme Court appeal. - Washington Post
Published at May 25, 2017, 5:24 pm

Washington Post

Federal appeals court maintains freeze of Trump's travel ban. Attorney general vows Supreme Court appeal.
Washington Post
A federal appeals court on Thursday left in place the freeze on President Trump's revised entry ban, handing the administration another legal setback in its efforts to block the issuance of new visas to citizens of six Muslim-majority countries. The ...
Appeals Court Will Not Reinstate Trump's Revised Travel BanNew York Times
Appeals court upholds injunction blocking Trump's travel banThe Hill
Travel ban case: Here's what the Supreme Court might look atCNN
Los Angeles Times -New York Daily News -Breitbart News -The Atlantic
all 326 news articles »
Manchester bomber probably had ISIS training, US official says - CNN
Published at May 25, 2017, 12:16 pm

CNN

Manchester bomber probably had ISIS training, US official says
CNN
Manchester, England (CNN) Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi likely received some ISIS training in Syria in the months before the attack, according to information gathered in the preliminary investigation, a US official told CNN on Thursday. The US ...
Why Britain's government doesn't leak the way America's doesWashington Post
Trump Sides With UK, Vows to Go After American Leakers Over Manchester LeaksDaily Beast
Flurry of leaks alarms US alliesThe Hill
BuzzFeed News -New York Times -Los Angeles Times -Reuters
all 16,557 news articles »
For the first time in years, NOAA predicts an above-average hurricane season - Washington Post
Published at May 25, 2017, 1:37 pm

Washington Post

For the first time in years, NOAA predicts an above-average hurricane season
Washington Post
For the first time since 2013, NOAA is anticipating above-normal hurricane activity in the Atlantic. The outlook is at odds with other professional forecasts issued earlier this spring. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's outlook ...
2017 hurricane forecast calls for above-normal season in AtlanticCBS News
Atlantic Hurricane Season Is Expected to Be BusyNew York Times
NOAA predicts 11 to 19 tropical storms in the Atlantic this hurricane seasonThe Daily Progress
Fox News -ABC News -KTRK-TV -Scientific American
all 195 news articles »
LeBron eclipses MJ as all-time playoffs scorer - ESPN
Published at May 26, 2017, 12:13 am

Washington Times

LeBron eclipses MJ as all-time playoffs scorer
ESPN
Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James passed Michael Jordan for first place on the all-time playoff scoring list with a 3-pointer from the left wing with 2:40 left in the third quarter of Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals Thursday. The shot gave ...
Celtics eliminated from Eastern finals by Cavaliers 135-102FOXSports.com
The Cavs' Dominant Conference Championship Finally Sets Finals Rematch Vs WarriorsSports Illustrated
Inside the NBA: Shaq and Charles Back At It AgainNBA.com
SB Nation -cleveland.com -Bleacher Report -WKYC-TV
all 1,898 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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Want to see more of the amazing possibilities that you have? Click here for a demo on how to customize the RSS feed URL by using user specified parameters. As a result, with a single ruleset/data source you can display weather information for various areas.