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
Has Natalee Holloway's body been found? Still-grieving father DNA-testing human remains found in Aruba - AL.com
Posted at 16.08.2017 13:47:00
Today.comHas Natalee Holloway's body been found? Still-grieving father DNA-testing human remains found in ArubaAL.comHuman remains found in Aruba are being tested to determine whether they are those of Natalee Holloway, her father said Wednesday on a national television talk show. Dave Holloway and private investigator T.J. Ward announced on TODAY that an ...
Trump isolated as US military, business and political leaders condemn racism - CNN
Posted at 17.08.2017 06:51:50
CNNTrump isolated as US military, business and political leaders condemn racismCNN(CNN) US President Donald Trump found himself more isolated than at any point in his presidency on Thursday, cast aside by business allies, condemned by prominent Republicans and the subject of a rare, if coded rebuke from two living predecessors.We warned America about Trump, now his supporters have to chooseThe Hill (blog)Trump's isolation grows in the wake of CharlottesvilleWashington PostBannon ridicules White House adversaries in wide-ranging interviewPoliticoSlate Magazine (blog) -Bloomberg -Business Insider -U.S. News & World Reportall 9,000 news articles »
With candles, not torches, Charlottesville takes back the light - CNN
Posted at 17.08.2017 06:33:22
CNNWith candles, not torches, Charlottesville takes back the lightCNN(CNN) In less than a week, the University of Virginia's campus served as a public forum for two very contrasting causes -- one fueled by anger, another by the desire to heal. Students and Charlottesville residents marched peacefully through the campus ...
No Powerball winner; jackpot jumps to $510 million - Los Angeles Times
Posted at 17.08.2017 09:35:00
TIMENo Powerball winner; jackpot jumps to $510 millionLos Angeles TimesThe jackpot for the multi-state Powerball lottery grew to $510 million Thursday after no one picked all six winning numbers in the latest drawing, according to the California Powerball Lottery website. The winning numbers for the $430-million jackpot ...
How to avoid crashing your car during the eclipse - The Verge
Posted at 17.08.2017 10:52:00
The VergeHow to avoid crashing your car during the eclipseThe VergeThe last time a total solar eclipse crossed the US coast to coast, there were only 6.2 million registered motor vehicles in the entire country, according to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Automobiles were still a relatively new fad in 1918 ...
Qatar to Tell Banks to Seek Overseas Funding as Gulf Spat Drags On - Bloomberg
Posted at 17.08.2017 09:41:50
BloombergQatar to Tell Banks to Seek Overseas Funding as Gulf Spat Drags OnBloombergQatar is telling its banks to tap international investors to raise financing, instead of mainly relying on government funding, people familiar with the matter said, as the impact of the ongoing Saudi-led boycott puts pressure on liquidity. The central ...
Trump's Presidency Enters Uncharted Waters - NBCNews.com
Posted at 17.08.2017 08:43:00
NBCNews.comTrump's Presidency Enters Uncharted WatersNBCNews.comFirst Read is your briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter. Video Will Begin In...
Sierra Leone: New mudslide threat looms ahead of mass burial - CNN
Posted at 17.08.2017 07:26:40
CNNSierra Leone: New mudslide threat looms ahead of mass burialCNNFreetown, Sierra Leone (CNN) Sierra Leone is in a "race against time" to avoid a new landslide, an official has said, only days after a devastating mudslide on the outskirts of the capital claimed more than 330 lives. Authorities have already been ...
Red Sox score three in the 9th in walk-off 5-4 win over Cardinals, stay 4.5 games ahead of Yankees in AL East - New York Daily News
Posted at 17.08.2017 00:06:19
New York Daily NewsRed Sox score three in the 9th in walk-off 5-4 win over Cardinals, stay 4.5 games ahead of Yankees in AL EastNew York Daily NewsMookie Betts finally had a pitch he could drive and the Boston Red Sox pulled out anther last at-bat win in Fenway Park. Betts lined a two-run double off the Green Monster with two outs in the ninth inning, capping a three-run rally that lifted the Red ...

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
Watch Mike Matheny Go Nuts On Umpire, Get Ejected In Cardinals-Red Sox - NESN.com
Posted at 17.08.2017 09:58:31
NESN.comWatch Mike Matheny Go Nuts On Umpire, Get Ejected In Cardinals-Red SoxNESN.comNot only did the Boston Red Sox score three runs in the ninth inning Wednesday night — one on Xander Bogaerts' solo home run and two on Mookie Betts' walk-off double — en route to a 5-4 win over the St. Louis Cardinals at Fenway Park. But Cardinals ...
The Latest: Arizona Dems ask Trump to not pardon Arpaio - Washington Post
Posted at 17.08.2017 11:07:29
Washington PostThe Latest: Arizona Dems ask Trump to not pardon ArpaioWashington PostWASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EDT):. 10:58 a.m.. A group of Arizona Democrats is urging President Donald Trump not to pardon Joe Arpaio (ahr-PY'-oh). Congressmen Ruben Gallego, Raul Grijalva (gree-HAHL'-vuh) and ...
The alt-right has gained ground, thanks to a win-at-all-costs strategy - Los Angeles Times
Posted at 15.08.2017 13:43:39
Los Angeles TimesThe alt-right has gained ground, thanks to a win-at-all-costs strategyLos Angeles TimesLast year around this time (and the year before that), I was arguing with some of my fellow conservatives about the insanity of finding any common cause whatsoever with the so-called alt-right. The issue wasn't that every avowed nationalist who claimed ...
With candles, not torches, Charlottesville takes back the light - CNN
Posted at 17.08.2017 06:33:22
CNNWith candles, not torches, Charlottesville takes back the lightCNN(CNN) In less than a week, the University of Virginia's campus served as a public forum for two very contrasting causes -- one fueled by anger, another by the desire to heal. Students and Charlottesville residents marched peacefully through the campus ...
No Powerball winner; jackpot jumps to $510 million - Los Angeles Times
Posted at 17.08.2017 09:35:00
TIMENo Powerball winner; jackpot jumps to $510 millionLos Angeles TimesThe jackpot for the multi-state Powerball lottery grew to $510 million Thursday after no one picked all six winning numbers in the latest drawing, according to the California Powerball Lottery website. The winning numbers for the $430-million jackpot ...
How to avoid crashing your car during the eclipse - The Verge
Posted at 17.08.2017 10:52:00
The VergeHow to avoid crashing your car during the eclipseThe VergeThe last time a total solar eclipse crossed the US coast to coast, there were only 6.2 million registered motor vehicles in the entire country, according to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Automobiles were still a relatively new fad in 1918 ...
Qatar to Tell Banks to Seek Overseas Funding as Gulf Spat Drags On - Bloomberg
Posted at 17.08.2017 09:41:50
BloombergQatar to Tell Banks to Seek Overseas Funding as Gulf Spat Drags OnBloombergQatar is telling its banks to tap international investors to raise financing, instead of mainly relying on government funding, people familiar with the matter said, as the impact of the ongoing Saudi-led boycott puts pressure on liquidity. The central ...
Sierra Leone: New mudslide threat looms ahead of mass burial - CNN
Posted at 17.08.2017 07:26:40
CNNSierra Leone: New mudslide threat looms ahead of mass burialCNNFreetown, Sierra Leone (CNN) Sierra Leone is in a "race against time" to avoid a new landslide, an official has said, only days after a devastating mudslide on the outskirts of the capital claimed more than 330 lives. Authorities have already been ...
Aetna's CEO Says He's 'Ashamed' of Trump's Behavior - Fortune
Posted at 17.08.2017 10:40:29
FortuneAetna's CEO Says He's 'Ashamed' of Trump's BehaviorFortuneMark Bertolini, CEO of health insurance giant Aetna, has issued one of the sharpest rebukes yet to President Donald Trump's handling of the recent white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, VA, telling employees that he is "ashamed of our President ...

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
Watch Mike Matheny Go Nuts On Umpire, Get Ejected In Cardinals-Red Sox - NESN.com
Published at August 17, 2017, 9:58 am

NESN.com

Watch Mike Matheny Go Nuts On Umpire, Get Ejected In Cardinals-Red Sox
NESN.com
Not only did the Boston Red Sox score three runs in the ninth inning Wednesday night — one on Xander Bogaerts' solo home run and two on Mookie Betts' walk-off double — en route to a 5-4 win over the St. Louis Cardinals at Fenway Park. But Cardinals ...
What a play by JBJ and a great walkoff win by the Red Sox. 08-17-17WEEI.com
Red Sox score three in the 9th in walk-off 5-4 win over Cardinals, stay 4.5 games ahead of Yankees in AL EastNew York Daily News
Red Sox destroy hope, kick puppies in Cardinals 5-4 walkoff lossViva El Birdos
MassLive.com -Chicago Tribune
all 508 news articles »
The Latest: Arizona Dems ask Trump to not pardon Arpaio - Washington Post
Published at August 17, 2017, 11:07 am

Washington Post

The Latest: Arizona Dems ask Trump to not pardon Arpaio
Washington Post
WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EDT):. 10:58 a.m.. A group of Arizona Democrats is urging President Donald Trump not to pardon Joe Arpaio (ahr-PY'-oh). Congressmen Ruben Gallego, Raul Grijalva (gree-HAHL'-vuh) and ...
Trump, Graham feud over President's Charlottesville responseCNN
CNN political director: Trump 'desperate for an enemy'The Hill
Trump slams two GOP senators who criticized him on CharlottesvilleFox News
U.S. News & World Report -USA TODAY -Salon -ThinkProgress
all 138 news articles »
The alt-right has gained ground, thanks to a win-at-all-costs strategy - Los Angeles Times
Published at August 15, 2017, 1:43 pm

Los Angeles Times

The alt-right has gained ground, thanks to a win-at-all-costs strategy
Los Angeles Times
Last year around this time (and the year before that), I was arguing with some of my fellow conservatives about the insanity of finding any common cause whatsoever with the so-called alt-right. The issue wasn't that every avowed nationalist who claimed ...

and more »
With candles, not torches, Charlottesville takes back the light - CNN
Published at August 17, 2017, 6:33 am

CNN

With candles, not torches, Charlottesville takes back the light
CNN
(CNN) In less than a week, the University of Virginia's campus served as a public forum for two very contrasting causes -- one fueled by anger, another by the desire to heal. Students and Charlottesville residents marched peacefully through the campus ...
Candlelight vigil in Akron draws hundreds to rally against Charlottesville violenceAkron Beacon Journal
Thousands gather for peaceful candlelight vigil at UVACNN International
Thousands Gather in Charlottesville for Peaceful Candlelight Vigil Against HateBillboard
The Daily Progress
all 94 news articles »
No Powerball winner; jackpot jumps to $510 million - Los Angeles Times
Published at August 17, 2017, 9:35 am

TIME

No Powerball winner; jackpot jumps to $510 million
Los Angeles Times
The jackpot for the multi-state Powerball lottery grew to $510 million Thursday after no one picked all six winning numbers in the latest drawing, according to the California Powerball Lottery website. The winning numbers for the $430-million jackpot ...
Powerball passes $500 million for Saturday's drawingThe Mercury News
Powerball Jackpot Jumps To $510 Million, Where To Buy Tickets In MarylandPatch.com
No Powerball winner, lottery jackpot now $510 million (see smaller prizes won in NY)Syracuse.com
WLS-TV -NJ.com -TIME -MLive.com
all 111 news articles »
How to avoid crashing your car during the eclipse - The Verge
Published at August 17, 2017, 10:52 am

The Verge

How to avoid crashing your car during the eclipse
The Verge
The last time a total solar eclipse crossed the US coast to coast, there were only 6.2 million registered motor vehicles in the entire country, according to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Automobiles were still a relatively new fad in 1918 ...
Solar Eclipse Science: 'Sun Moon Earth' Author Explains the Natural PhenomenonSpace.com
Where to Find the Best Eclipse Watch PartiesNBCNews.com
Total Solar Eclipse 2017: What Scientists Can Learn From The Spectacular BlackoutNewsweek
New York Daily News -The Atlantic -Forbes -Knoxville News Sentinel
all 2,998 news articles »
Qatar to Tell Banks to Seek Overseas Funding as Gulf Spat Drags On - Bloomberg
Published at August 17, 2017, 9:41 am

Bloomberg

Qatar to Tell Banks to Seek Overseas Funding as Gulf Spat Drags On
Bloomberg
Qatar is telling its banks to tap international investors to raise financing, instead of mainly relying on government funding, people familiar with the matter said, as the impact of the ongoing Saudi-led boycott puts pressure on liquidity. The central ...
Saudi king orders reopening of Qatar border to pilgrimsMail & Guardian
Arabic press review: Egyptians hope for easy riches, search for treasureMiddle East Eye
MEDIA WATCHgulfnews.com

all 332 news articles »
Sierra Leone: New mudslide threat looms ahead of mass burial - CNN
Published at August 17, 2017, 7:26 am

CNN

Sierra Leone: New mudslide threat looms ahead of mass burial
CNN
Freetown, Sierra Leone (CNN) Sierra Leone is in a "race against time" to avoid a new landslide, an official has said, only days after a devastating mudslide on the outskirts of the capital claimed more than 330 lives. Authorities have already been ...
Burials continue after deadly Sierra Leone mudslidesWashington Post
Hundreds still missing in Sierra Leone mudslide as search intensifiesReuters
Sierra Leone Braces for More Flooding as Mudslide Victims BuriedBloomberg
BBC News -National Catholic Register -Sky News -Aljazeera.com
all 229 news articles »
Aetna's CEO Says He's 'Ashamed' of Trump's Behavior - Fortune
Published at August 17, 2017, 10:40 am

Fortune

Aetna's CEO Says He's 'Ashamed' of Trump's Behavior
Fortune
Mark Bertolini, CEO of health insurance giant Aetna, has issued one of the sharpest rebukes yet to President Donald Trump's handling of the recent white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, VA, telling employees that he is "ashamed of our President ...
Quickly catch up on the day's news: Wednesday, August 16CNN
Bush biographer: Trump has moved the goalpost for civilized societyThe Hill (blog)
Unlike His Predecessors, Trump Steps Back From a Moral JudgmentNew York Times
Washington Post -The Denver Post -TheBlaze.com -BBC News
all 234 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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