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
Head of Puerto Rico's electric utility resigns amid questions about slow repairs in hurricane's wake - Washington Post
Posted at 17.11.2017 15:01:31
Washington PostHead of Puerto Rico's electric utility resigns amid questions about slow repairs in hurricane's wakeWashington PostThe executive director of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority resigned Friday amid questions about the slow repairs more than eight weeks after Hurricane Maria destroyed much of the electrical grid. PREPA head Ricardo Ramos Rodríguez had come ...
US envoy says no communication, no signal from North Korea amid nuclear crisis - Reuters
Posted at 17.11.2017 12:45:19
ReutersUS envoy says no communication, no signal from North Korea amid nuclear crisisReutersSEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea and the United States agreed on Friday to keep working for a peaceful end to the North Korean nuclear crisis, but a U.S. envoy said it was difficult to gauge the reclusive North's intentions as there has been “no signal ...
Aides give up on trying to control Trump's tweets - Politico
Posted at 17.11.2017 17:59:33
PoliticoAides give up on trying to control Trump's tweetsPoliticoWhen candidate Donald Trump waged a Twitter war against Khizr Khan, the Gold Star father who rebuked him from the stage of the Democratic National Convention, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie were sent in for a ...
Ohio governor candidate boasts of sexual history with 'approximately 50 very attractive females' - Washington Post
Posted at 17.11.2017 15:52:19
Washington PostOhio governor candidate boasts of sexual history with 'approximately 50 very attractive females'Washington PostAn Ohio Supreme Court justice who recently declared his intention to run for governor is defending “heterosexual males” amid growing accusations of sexual misconduct. Justice William O'Neill took to Facebook on Friday to make a statement on what he ...
A Navy pilot drew a penis in the sky. It's not the first time something like this has been investigated. - Washington Post
Posted at 17.11.2017 14:41:15
Washington PostA Navy pilot drew a penis in the sky. It's not the first time something like this has been investigated.Washington PostResidents of Washington state turned their eyes to a clear blue sky Thursday and found themselves staring at a cartoonish rendering of male genitalia, sketched in smoke by at least one Navy EA-18G Growler jet. The image stretched hundreds of feet high ...
'He's wrong': Kirsten Gillibrand responds to Clinton adviser who called her a 'hypocrite' - Washington Examiner
Posted at 17.11.2017 16:58:00
Washington Examiner'He's wrong': Kirsten Gillibrand responds to Clinton adviser who called her a 'hypocrite'Washington ExaminerSen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., disagrees with a former top adviser to Hillary Clinton who called her a “hypocrite” for saying Thursday that former President Bill Clinton should have stepped down after having an affair with White House intern Monica ...
Tesla's electric truck boosts stock price of Elon Musk's company - USA TODAY
Posted at 17.11.2017 19:08:28
USA TODAYTesla's electric truck boosts stock price of Elon Musk's companyUSA TODAYInvestors appear ready to ride shotgun on Tesla's journey into the trucking business. Shares of the electric car maker climbed as much 4.5% Friday, a day after the company rolled out its Tesla Semi, an electric-powered big rig truck with a 500-mile range.Tesla's latest creation: An electric big rig that can travel 500 miles on a single chargeWashington PostEverything we learned from the Tesla Semi and Roadster eventThe VergeTesla Keeps Scaring the Other AutomakersBloombergPopular Science -BGR -Ars Technica -CNETall 1,060 news articles »
Trump Adds Five Conservatives to List of Possible Supreme Court Picks - U.S. News & World Report
Posted at 17.11.2017 18:38:33
U.S. News & World ReportTrump Adds Five Conservatives to List of Possible Supreme Court PicksU.S. News & World ReportFILE PHOTO: A general view of the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, U.S., November 15, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File Photo Reuters. By James Oliphant and Andrew Chung. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a move certain to please ...
California shooting gunman was 'paranoid,' DA says - CNN
Posted at 16.11.2017 15:36:00
CNNCalifornia shooting gunman was 'paranoid,' DA saysCNN(CNN) The gunman who went on a rampage in Northern California was a "deranged, paranoid killer" who was out on bail after assaulting two neighbors this year, authorities say. Kevin Neal, who was killed Tuesday by police after killing five people and ...

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
Head of Puerto Rico's electric utility resigns amid questions about slow repairs in hurricane's wake - Washington Post
Posted at 17.11.2017 15:01:31
Washington PostHead of Puerto Rico's electric utility resigns amid questions about slow repairs in hurricane's wakeWashington PostThe executive director of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority resigned Friday amid questions about the slow repairs more than eight weeks after Hurricane Maria destroyed much of the electrical grid. PREPA head Ricardo Ramos Rodríguez had come ...
US envoy says no communication, no signal from North Korea amid nuclear crisis - Reuters
Posted at 17.11.2017 12:45:19
ReutersUS envoy says no communication, no signal from North Korea amid nuclear crisisReutersSEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea and the United States agreed on Friday to keep working for a peaceful end to the North Korean nuclear crisis, but a U.S. envoy said it was difficult to gauge the reclusive North's intentions as there has been “no signal ...
Aides give up on trying to control Trump's tweets - Politico
Posted at 17.11.2017 17:59:33
PoliticoAides give up on trying to control Trump's tweetsPoliticoWhen candidate Donald Trump waged a Twitter war against Khizr Khan, the Gold Star father who rebuked him from the stage of the Democratic National Convention, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie were sent in for a ...
Ohio governor candidate boasts of sexual history with 'approximately 50 very attractive females' - Washington Post
Posted at 17.11.2017 15:52:19
Washington PostOhio governor candidate boasts of sexual history with 'approximately 50 very attractive females'Washington PostAn Ohio Supreme Court justice who recently declared his intention to run for governor is defending “heterosexual males” amid growing accusations of sexual misconduct. Justice William O'Neill took to Facebook on Friday to make a statement on what he ...
A Navy pilot drew a penis in the sky. It's not the first time something like this has been investigated. - Washington Post
Posted at 17.11.2017 14:41:15
Washington PostA Navy pilot drew a penis in the sky. It's not the first time something like this has been investigated.Washington PostResidents of Washington state turned their eyes to a clear blue sky Thursday and found themselves staring at a cartoonish rendering of male genitalia, sketched in smoke by at least one Navy EA-18G Growler jet. The image stretched hundreds of feet high ...
'He's wrong': Kirsten Gillibrand responds to Clinton adviser who called her a 'hypocrite' - Washington Examiner
Posted at 17.11.2017 16:58:00
Washington Examiner'He's wrong': Kirsten Gillibrand responds to Clinton adviser who called her a 'hypocrite'Washington ExaminerSen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., disagrees with a former top adviser to Hillary Clinton who called her a “hypocrite” for saying Thursday that former President Bill Clinton should have stepped down after having an affair with White House intern Monica ...
Tesla's electric truck boosts stock price of Elon Musk's company - USA TODAY
Posted at 17.11.2017 19:08:28
USA TODAYTesla's electric truck boosts stock price of Elon Musk's companyUSA TODAYInvestors appear ready to ride shotgun on Tesla's journey into the trucking business. Shares of the electric car maker climbed as much 4.5% Friday, a day after the company rolled out its Tesla Semi, an electric-powered big rig truck with a 500-mile range.Tesla's latest creation: An electric big rig that can travel 500 miles on a single chargeWashington PostEverything we learned from the Tesla Semi and Roadster eventThe VergeTesla Keeps Scaring the Other AutomakersBloombergPopular Science -BGR -Ars Technica -CNETall 1,060 news articles »
Trump Adds Five Conservatives to List of Possible Supreme Court Picks - U.S. News & World Report
Posted at 17.11.2017 18:38:33
U.S. News & World ReportTrump Adds Five Conservatives to List of Possible Supreme Court PicksU.S. News & World ReportFILE PHOTO: A general view of the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, U.S., November 15, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File Photo Reuters. By James Oliphant and Andrew Chung. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a move certain to please ...
California shooting gunman was 'paranoid,' DA says - CNN
Posted at 16.11.2017 15:36:00
CNNCalifornia shooting gunman was 'paranoid,' DA saysCNN(CNN) The gunman who went on a rampage in Northern California was a "deranged, paranoid killer" who was out on bail after assaulting two neighbors this year, authorities say. Kevin Neal, who was killed Tuesday by police after killing five people and ...

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
Head of Puerto Rico's electric utility resigns amid questions about slow repairs in hurricane's wake - Washington Post
Published at November 17, 2017, 3:01 pm

Washington Post

Head of Puerto Rico's electric utility resigns amid questions about slow repairs in hurricane's wake
Washington Post
The executive director of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority resigned Friday amid questions about the slow repairs more than eight weeks after Hurricane Maria destroyed much of the electrical grid. PREPA head Ricardo Ramos Rodríguez had come ...
A Great Migration From Puerto Rico Is Set to Transform OrlandoNew York Times
Chief Of Puerto Rico's Power Authority Resigns Under FireNPR
Director of embattled Puerto Rico electric utility resigns amid power grid woesUSA TODAY
Fox News -ABC News -Fortune -Vox
all 131 news articles »
US envoy says no communication, no signal from North Korea amid nuclear crisis - Reuters
Published at November 17, 2017, 12:45 pm

Reuters

US envoy says no communication, no signal from North Korea amid nuclear crisis
Reuters
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea and the United States agreed on Friday to keep working for a peaceful end to the North Korean nuclear crisis, but a U.S. envoy said it was difficult to gauge the reclusive North's intentions as there has been “no signal ...
A 'preventive' war with North Korea would be total hell. Here's whyFox News
North Korea won't strike US first despite inflammatory threats, experts sayUSA TODAY
Life under Kim Jong UnWashington Post
Newsweek -Salon -CBS News -AOL
all 579 news articles »
Aides give up on trying to control Trump's tweets - Politico
Published at November 17, 2017, 5:59 pm

Politico

Aides give up on trying to control Trump's tweets
Politico
When candidate Donald Trump waged a Twitter war against Khizr Khan, the Gold Star father who rebuked him from the stage of the Democratic National Convention, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie were sent in for a ...
I know Roy Moore. He's always been a con artist.Washington Post
Ivanka, do the right thing: Endorse Doug Jones over Roy MooreThe Hill
Breaking down Trump's and his inner circle's reactions to Roy Moore and Al FrankenABC News
CNN -TIME -Los Angeles Times -New York Times
all 3,334 news articles »
Ohio governor candidate boasts of sexual history with 'approximately 50 very attractive females' - Washington Post
Published at November 17, 2017, 3:52 pm

Washington Post

Ohio governor candidate boasts of sexual history with 'approximately 50 very attractive females'
Washington Post
An Ohio Supreme Court justice who recently declared his intention to run for governor is defending “heterosexual males” amid growing accusations of sexual misconduct. Justice William O'Neill took to Facebook on Friday to make a statement on what he ...
Dem candidate boasts of 'hayloft' romp, sex with 50 women in bid to preempt oppoFox News
Ohio Supreme Court Judge Bill O'Neill brags of sex conquestsBBC News
Ohio Supreme Court Justice Bill O'Neill Brags About Sexual History With 50 'Very Attractive Females'TIME
Washington Examiner -NBCNews.com -cleveland.com -USA TODAY
all 115 news articles »
A Navy pilot drew a penis in the sky. It's not the first time something like this has been investigated. - Washington Post
Published at November 17, 2017, 2:41 pm

Washington Post

A Navy pilot drew a penis in the sky. It's not the first time something like this has been investigated.
Washington Post
Residents of Washington state turned their eyes to a clear blue sky Thursday and found themselves staring at a cartoonish rendering of male genitalia, sketched in smoke by at least one Navy EA-18G Growler jet. The image stretched hundreds of feet high ...
US Navy admits aircrew drew penis in the skyCNN
US Navy: Penis in sky drawn by jet trail was 'unacceptable'BBC News
A Navy Pilot Drew This Giant Dick in the SkyVICE
CNBC -Fox News -U.S. News & World Report -The Spokesman-Review
all 146 news articles »
'He's wrong': Kirsten Gillibrand responds to Clinton adviser who called her a 'hypocrite' - Washington Examiner
Published at November 17, 2017, 4:58 pm

Washington Examiner

'He's wrong': Kirsten Gillibrand responds to Clinton adviser who called her a 'hypocrite'
Washington Examiner
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., disagrees with a former top adviser to Hillary Clinton who called her a “hypocrite” for saying Thursday that former President Bill Clinton should have stepped down after having an affair with White House intern Monica ...
What today's Republicans can learn from '90s DemocratsThe Week Magazine
Bill Clinton, Roy Moore and the Power of Social IdentityNew York Times
Democrats are trying to reckon with Bill Clinton's alleged sex crimes. It's not going well.Washington Post

all 294 news articles »
Tesla's electric truck boosts stock price of Elon Musk's company - USA TODAY
Published at November 17, 2017, 7:08 pm

USA TODAY

Tesla's electric truck boosts stock price of Elon Musk's company
USA TODAY
Investors appear ready to ride shotgun on Tesla's journey into the trucking business. Shares of the electric car maker climbed as much 4.5% Friday, a day after the company rolled out its Tesla Semi, an electric-powered big rig truck with a 500-mile range.
Tesla's latest creation: An electric big rig that can travel 500 miles on a single chargeWashington Post
Everything we learned from the Tesla Semi and Roadster eventThe Verge
Tesla Keeps Scaring the Other AutomakersBloomberg
Popular Science -BGR -Ars Technica -CNET
all 1,060 news articles »
Trump Adds Five Conservatives to List of Possible Supreme Court Picks - U.S. News & World Report
Published at November 17, 2017, 6:38 pm

U.S. News & World Report

Trump Adds Five Conservatives to List of Possible Supreme Court Picks
U.S. News & World Report
FILE PHOTO: A general view of the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, U.S., November 15, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File Photo Reuters. By James Oliphant and Andrew Chung. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a move certain to please ...
Trump releases updated short list of potential Supreme Court nomineesPolitico
Trump adds five names to list of potential Supreme Court justicesUSA TODAY
Trump updates list of prospective Supreme Court judgesThe Hill (blog)
Bloomberg -Fox News -Washington Examiner -Business Insider
all 51 news articles »
California shooting gunman was 'paranoid,' DA says - CNN
Published at November 16, 2017, 3:36 pm

CNN

California shooting gunman was 'paranoid,' DA says
CNN
(CNN) The gunman who went on a rampage in Northern California was a "deranged, paranoid killer" who was out on bail after assaulting two neighbors this year, authorities say. Kevin Neal, who was killed Tuesday by police after killing five people and ...

and more »
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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