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
The South hunkers down for wintry mix of snow and ice - CNN
Posted at 16.01.2018 11:34:51
CNNThe South hunkers down for wintry mix of snow and iceCNN(CNN) Snow, ice and bitter cold are starting to hit Southern states unaccustomed to such frosty conditions. More than 100 million people are under winter storm warnings or advisories in states stretching from Texas to Maine, with snow -- or a wintry ...
Essential California: Parents arrested after children are found shackled and malnourished in Perris - Los Angeles Times
Posted at 16.01.2018 08:31:02
Los Angeles TimesEssential California: Parents arrested after children are found shackled and malnourished in PerrisLos Angeles TimesGood morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It's Tuesday, Jan. 16, and here's what's happening across California: TOP STORIES. Nightmarish scene. A husband and wife are in custody on suspicion of torture and child endangerment ...
Bannon Is Subpoenaed in Mueller's Russia Investigation - New York Times
Posted at 16.01.2018 12:03:19
New York TimesBannon Is Subpoenaed in Mueller's Russia InvestigationNew York TimesWASHINGTON — Stephen K. Bannon, President Trump's former chief strategist, was subpoenaed last week by the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, to testify before a grand jury as part of the investigation into possible links between Mr. Trump's ...
Democrats face make-or-break moment on shutdown, Dreamers - Politico
Posted at 16.01.2018 11:52:21
PoliticoDemocrats face make-or-break moment on shutdown, DreamersPoliticoCongressional Democrats face a critical decision this week as negotiations to shield 700,000 young undocumented immigrants from deportation stall: Are they willing to shut the government down to protect Dreamers? Government funding runs out on Friday ...
GE Shares Plunge After $6.2 Billion Earnings Hit Linked to Finance Unit - TheStreet.com
Posted at 16.01.2018 07:08:34
TheStreet.comGE Shares Plunge After $6.2 Billion Earnings Hit Linked to Finance UnitTheStreet.comGE will take a $6.2 billion earnings hit, and pay $15 billion into GE Capital's 'run-off'insurance portfolio, North American Life & Health, over the next seven years. ByMartin Baccardax. Jan 16, 2018 8:12 AM EST. General Electric Co. (GE) shares ...
Trump administration: Three-quarters of international terrorism convicts foreign born - The Hill
Posted at 16.01.2018 11:46:35
The HillTrump administration: Three-quarters of international terrorism convicts foreign bornThe HillThree out of four individuals convicted on international terrorism charges in the U.S. were foreign born, according to a new report released by the Trump administration amid a contentious debate on national security and immigration. Between Sept. 11 ...
Two of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Children Speak Out Against Trump - New York Times
Posted at 15.01.2018 20:00:13
New York TimesTwo of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Children Speak Out Against TrumpNew York TimesATLANTA — As the nation paid tribute to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., some of his relatives sharply criticized President Trump on Monday over his outlook on race and its effect on the country nearly half a century after Dr. King's death. “Our ...
4 South Carolina officers shot after domestic violence call - CNN
Posted at 16.01.2018 08:31:21
CNN4 South Carolina officers shot after domestic violence callCNN(CNN) A man shot and injured four law enforcement officers -- one of them critically -- early Tuesday near a South Carolina home, a sheriff's spokesman said, after deputies initially were called there for a complaint of domestic violence. The man ...
After 30 years in US, Michigan dad deported to Mexico - Detroit Free Press
Posted at 16.01.2018 10:07:47
Detroit Free PressAfter 30 years in US, Michigan dad deported to MexicoDetroit Free PressHis arms wrapped around his wife and two teenage children, Jorge Garcia's eyes welled up Monday morning as he looked into their eyes one last time near the entrance to the airport security gate at Detroit Metro Airport. His wife, Cindy Garcia, cried ...

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
The South hunkers down for wintry mix of snow and ice - CNN
Posted at 16.01.2018 11:34:51
CNNThe South hunkers down for wintry mix of snow and iceCNN(CNN) Snow, ice and bitter cold are starting to hit Southern states unaccustomed to such frosty conditions. More than 100 million people are under winter storm warnings or advisories in states stretching from Texas to Maine, with snow -- or a wintry ...
Essential California: Parents arrested after children are found shackled and malnourished in Perris - Los Angeles Times
Posted at 16.01.2018 08:31:02
Los Angeles TimesEssential California: Parents arrested after children are found shackled and malnourished in PerrisLos Angeles TimesGood morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It's Tuesday, Jan. 16, and here's what's happening across California: TOP STORIES. Nightmarish scene. A husband and wife are in custody on suspicion of torture and child endangerment ...
Bannon Is Subpoenaed in Mueller's Russia Investigation - New York Times
Posted at 16.01.2018 12:03:19
New York TimesBannon Is Subpoenaed in Mueller's Russia InvestigationNew York TimesWASHINGTON — Stephen K. Bannon, President Trump's former chief strategist, was subpoenaed last week by the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, to testify before a grand jury as part of the investigation into possible links between Mr. Trump's ...
Democrats face make-or-break moment on shutdown, Dreamers - Politico
Posted at 16.01.2018 11:52:21
PoliticoDemocrats face make-or-break moment on shutdown, DreamersPoliticoCongressional Democrats face a critical decision this week as negotiations to shield 700,000 young undocumented immigrants from deportation stall: Are they willing to shut the government down to protect Dreamers? Government funding runs out on Friday ...
GE Shares Plunge After $6.2 Billion Earnings Hit Linked to Finance Unit - TheStreet.com
Posted at 16.01.2018 07:08:34
TheStreet.comGE Shares Plunge After $6.2 Billion Earnings Hit Linked to Finance UnitTheStreet.comGE will take a $6.2 billion earnings hit, and pay $15 billion into GE Capital's 'run-off'insurance portfolio, North American Life & Health, over the next seven years. ByMartin Baccardax. Jan 16, 2018 8:12 AM EST. General Electric Co. (GE) shares ...
Trump administration: Three-quarters of international terrorism convicts foreign born - The Hill
Posted at 16.01.2018 11:46:35
The HillTrump administration: Three-quarters of international terrorism convicts foreign bornThe HillThree out of four individuals convicted on international terrorism charges in the U.S. were foreign born, according to a new report released by the Trump administration amid a contentious debate on national security and immigration. Between Sept. 11 ...
Two of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Children Speak Out Against Trump - New York Times
Posted at 15.01.2018 20:00:13
New York TimesTwo of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Children Speak Out Against TrumpNew York TimesATLANTA — As the nation paid tribute to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., some of his relatives sharply criticized President Trump on Monday over his outlook on race and its effect on the country nearly half a century after Dr. King's death. “Our ...
4 South Carolina officers shot after domestic violence call - CNN
Posted at 16.01.2018 08:31:21
CNN4 South Carolina officers shot after domestic violence callCNN(CNN) A man shot and injured four law enforcement officers -- one of them critically -- early Tuesday near a South Carolina home, a sheriff's spokesman said, after deputies initially were called there for a complaint of domestic violence. The man ...
After 30 years in US, Michigan dad deported to Mexico - Detroit Free Press
Posted at 16.01.2018 10:07:47
Detroit Free PressAfter 30 years in US, Michigan dad deported to MexicoDetroit Free PressHis arms wrapped around his wife and two teenage children, Jorge Garcia's eyes welled up Monday morning as he looked into their eyes one last time near the entrance to the airport security gate at Detroit Metro Airport. His wife, Cindy Garcia, cried ...

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
The South hunkers down for wintry mix of snow and ice - CNN
Published at January 16, 2018, 11:34 am

CNN

The South hunkers down for wintry mix of snow and ice
CNN
(CNN) Snow, ice and bitter cold are starting to hit Southern states unaccustomed to such frosty conditions. More than 100 million people are under winter storm warnings or advisories in states stretching from Texas to Maine, with snow -- or a wintry ...
Icy Roads Reported As Winter Storm Warning ContinuesKUT

all 78 news articles »
Essential California: Parents arrested after children are found shackled and malnourished in Perris - Los Angeles Times
Published at January 16, 2018, 8:31 am

Los Angeles Times

Essential California: Parents arrested after children are found shackled and malnourished in Perris
Los Angeles Times
Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It's Tuesday, Jan. 16, and here's what's happening across California: TOP STORIES. Nightmarish scene. A husband and wife are in custody on suspicion of torture and child endangerment ...
Shackled and emaciated, children of torture suspects are freedCNN
13 siblings, some shackled and malnourished, rescued from California house, police sayWashington Post
Facebook smiles belie accusation of tortured, starved childrenUSA TODAY
BBC News -NPR -New York Daily News -NBCNews.com
all 334 news articles »
Bannon Is Subpoenaed in Mueller's Russia Investigation - New York Times
Published at January 16, 2018, 12:03 pm

New York Times

Bannon Is Subpoenaed in Mueller's Russia Investigation
New York Times
WASHINGTON — Stephen K. Bannon, President Trump's former chief strategist, was subpoenaed last week by the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, to testify before a grand jury as part of the investigation into possible links between Mr. Trump's ...
Trump crushes Bannon while Bannon testifies on RussiaThe Hill
Bannon testifies in House Russia probe after relationship with Trump unravelsLos Angeles Times
Will Steve Bannon's Testimony Bring Down Jared?Vanity Fair
Business Insider -Fox News -CNBC -New York Post
all 199 news articles »
Democrats face make-or-break moment on shutdown, Dreamers - Politico
Published at January 16, 2018, 11:52 am

Politico

Democrats face make-or-break moment on shutdown, Dreamers
Politico
Congressional Democrats face a critical decision this week as negotiations to shield 700,000 young undocumented immigrants from deportation stall: Are they willing to shut the government down to protect Dreamers? Government funding runs out on Friday ...
Raging, isolated Trump retreats deeper into his bubbleWashington Post
Your guide to Congress' 'high stakes game of chicken'CNN
Washington edges closer to a government shutdownNBCNews.com
The Hill -The Atlantic -Fox News -CBS News
all 1,193 news articles »
GE Shares Plunge After $6.2 Billion Earnings Hit Linked to Finance Unit - TheStreet.com
Published at January 16, 2018, 7:08 am

TheStreet.com

GE Shares Plunge After $6.2 Billion Earnings Hit Linked to Finance Unit
TheStreet.com
GE will take a $6.2 billion earnings hit, and pay $15 billion into GE Capital's 'run-off'insurance portfolio, North American Life & Health, over the next seven years. ByMartin Baccardax. Jan 16, 2018 8:12 AM EST. General Electric Co. (GE) shares ...

and more »
Trump administration: Three-quarters of international terrorism convicts foreign born - The Hill
Published at January 16, 2018, 11:46 am

The Hill

Trump administration: Three-quarters of international terrorism convicts foreign born
The Hill
Three out of four individuals convicted on international terrorism charges in the U.S. were foreign born, according to a new report released by the Trump administration amid a contentious debate on national security and immigration. Between Sept. 11 ...
'I did not hear that word used': DHS Secretary Nielsen responds when asked about Trump's vulgar commentsWashington Post
Homeland Security Secretary Says Profanities Were Exchanged in Trump MeetingBloomberg
DHS chief says she didn't hear Trump use a vulgar word, but admits he used "tough language"CBS News
NBCNews.com -Whitehouse.gov (press release) -Newsweek -Washington Examiner
all 128 news articles »
Two of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Children Speak Out Against Trump - New York Times
Published at January 15, 2018, 8:00 pm

New York Times

Two of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Children Speak Out Against Trump
New York Times
ATLANTA — As the nation paid tribute to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., some of his relatives sharply criticized President Trump on Monday over his outlook on race and its effect on the country nearly half a century after Dr. King's death. “Our ...
Trump mocked for golfing in lieu of volunteering on Martin Luther King Jr. DayABC News
Clevelanders express disappointment over Trump's immigration comments: Ohio Matterscleveland.com
Martin Luther King Jr. met Malcolm X just once, and the photo still haunts many with what was lostPittsburgh Post-Gazette
Vanity Fair -Newsmax -Fox News -Voice of America
all 4,555 news articles »
4 South Carolina officers shot after domestic violence call - CNN
Published at January 16, 2018, 8:31 am

CNN

4 South Carolina officers shot after domestic violence call
CNN
(CNN) A man shot and injured four law enforcement officers -- one of them critically -- early Tuesday near a South Carolina home, a sheriff's spokesman said, after deputies initially were called there for a complaint of domestic violence. The man ...
Police name suspect in wounding of 4 South Carolina officersABC News
Four cops shot in South Carolina, suspect in custodyFox News
4 South Carolina police officers shot during search for suspectUSA TODAY
KTLA -WSOC Charlotte -New York Post -WBTV
all 101 news articles »
After 30 years in US, Michigan dad deported to Mexico - Detroit Free Press
Published at January 16, 2018, 10:07 am

Detroit Free Press

After 30 years in US, Michigan dad deported to Mexico
Detroit Free Press
His arms wrapped around his wife and two teenage children, Jorge Garcia's eyes welled up Monday morning as he looked into their eyes one last time near the entrance to the airport security gate at Detroit Metro Airport. His wife, Cindy Garcia, cried ...
SEE IT: Man living in America since age 10 taken from family at airport and deportedNew York Daily News
Man who lived in America for 30 years was just deported from the countrySalon
Too old for DACA, man who spent 30 years of his life in US is deportedWFAA
Esquire.com -WLS-TV -The Independent -Minnesota Public Radio News (blog)
all 68 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
If you need documentation, please go here.
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.