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
Fighting back against Donald Trump's angry white voters - Salon
Posted at 09.12.2016 16:01:38
SalonFighting back against Donald Trump's angry white votersSalonFighting back against Donald Trump's angry white voters Donald Trump greets supporters after speaking at a campaign rally in New Orleans, March 4, 2016. (Credit: AP/Gerald Herbert). This article originally appeared on AlterNet. AlterNet. This article ...
Giuliani pulls name from contention for secretary of state - Politico
Posted at 09.12.2016 17:26:07
PoliticoGiuliani pulls name from contention for secretary of statePoliticoFormer New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani pulled out of the secretary of state sweepstakes late last month, President-elect Donald Trump's transition team said late Friday, as Trump has widened his search to select the nation's top diplomat. "Rudy Giuliani ...
In Taped Confession, Charleston Church Shooter Says 'We All Know I Am Guilty' - NPR
Posted at 09.12.2016 17:34:46
NPRIn Taped Confession, Charleston Church Shooter Says 'We All Know I Am Guilty'NPRThe man accused of murdering nine people in a church basement in Charleston, S.C., last year told investigators he is guilty, according to a confession video played in court on Friday. The jury in the trial of Dylan Roof, 22, watched an excerpt of a ...
Trump's White House Shaping Up To Be Home For Men Accused Of Domestic Abuse - Huffington Post
Posted at 09.12.2016 17:36:06
Huffington PostTrump's White House Shaping Up To Be Home For Men Accused Of Domestic AbuseHuffington PostPresident-elect Donald Trump has said that “nobody has more respect for women” than he does. Yet, his choices to fill the top slots in his administration tell an entirely different story. On Thursday, he announced that fast-food CEO Andrew Puzder was ...
Everyone is still trying to figure out what Donald Trump's executive producer title means for 'Celebrity Apprentice' - Washington Post
Posted at 09.12.2016 17:13:29
Washington PostEveryone is still trying to figure out what Donald Trump's executive producer title means for 'Celebrity Apprentice'Washington PostNews that President-elect Donald Trump will retain an executive producer credit on the forthcoming season of NBC's “The Celebrity Apprentice” has led to a lot of debate about the ethics of his potential involvement on a major network show. The ...
Trump stumps for Louisiana Senate candidate ahead of runoff - The Hill
Posted at 09.12.2016 16:47:35
The HillTrump stumps for Louisiana Senate candidate ahead of runoffThe HillThe real estate magnate lauded Kennedy as a "proven leader" who could help enact Trump's agenda in Washington. ADVERTISEMENT. "If you go to the polls, he's going to win. If you don't go to the polls, he's not gonna win," Trump told a crowd in a Baton ...
Goldman Sachs No. 2 Seen as a Top Economic Adviser to Trump - New York Times
Posted at 09.12.2016 15:19:59
New York TimesGoldman Sachs No. 2 Seen as a Top Economic Adviser to TrumpNew York TimesGary D. Cohn, the president of Goldman Sachs, rose up through the ranks at the bank as a trader and developed a reputation for a gruff, no-nonsense demeanor. Credit Sam Hodgson for The New York Times. The longtime second-in-command at Goldman ...
TJ Miller arrested two days before hosting Critics Choice Awards - USA TODAY
Posted at 09.12.2016 16:06:34
USA TODAYTJ Miller arrested two days before hosting Critics Choice AwardsUSA TODAYLOS ANGELES — Actor/comedian T.J. Miller, star of Silicon Valley and the just-opened Office Christmas Party, was arrested early Friday after a car-service driver accused him of battery, Los Angeles police say. Miller's arrest came two days before he ...
Donald Trump is solving his gender problem by making the Hill GOP's worse - Washington Post
Posted at 09.12.2016 14:41:19
Washington PostDonald Trump is solving his gender problem by making the Hill GOP's worseWashington PostAfter a slow start, President-elect Donald Trump appears to be making a concerted effort to place women in his Cabinet. That's great for the women he chooses. It's not so great for those they leave behind: Each time he chooses a GOP female elected ...

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
Fighting back against Donald Trump's angry white voters - Salon
Posted at 09.12.2016 16:01:38
SalonFighting back against Donald Trump's angry white votersSalonFighting back against Donald Trump's angry white voters Donald Trump greets supporters after speaking at a campaign rally in New Orleans, March 4, 2016. (Credit: AP/Gerald Herbert). This article originally appeared on AlterNet. AlterNet. This article ...
Giuliani pulls name from contention for secretary of state - Politico
Posted at 09.12.2016 17:26:07
PoliticoGiuliani pulls name from contention for secretary of statePoliticoFormer New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani pulled out of the secretary of state sweepstakes late last month, President-elect Donald Trump's transition team said late Friday, as Trump has widened his search to select the nation's top diplomat. "Rudy Giuliani ...
In Taped Confession, Charleston Church Shooter Says 'We All Know I Am Guilty' - NPR
Posted at 09.12.2016 17:34:46
NPRIn Taped Confession, Charleston Church Shooter Says 'We All Know I Am Guilty'NPRThe man accused of murdering nine people in a church basement in Charleston, S.C., last year told investigators he is guilty, according to a confession video played in court on Friday. The jury in the trial of Dylan Roof, 22, watched an excerpt of a ...
Trump's White House Shaping Up To Be Home For Men Accused Of Domestic Abuse - Huffington Post
Posted at 09.12.2016 17:36:06
Huffington PostTrump's White House Shaping Up To Be Home For Men Accused Of Domestic AbuseHuffington PostPresident-elect Donald Trump has said that “nobody has more respect for women” than he does. Yet, his choices to fill the top slots in his administration tell an entirely different story. On Thursday, he announced that fast-food CEO Andrew Puzder was ...
Everyone is still trying to figure out what Donald Trump's executive producer title means for 'Celebrity Apprentice' - Washington Post
Posted at 09.12.2016 17:13:29
Washington PostEveryone is still trying to figure out what Donald Trump's executive producer title means for 'Celebrity Apprentice'Washington PostNews that President-elect Donald Trump will retain an executive producer credit on the forthcoming season of NBC's “The Celebrity Apprentice” has led to a lot of debate about the ethics of his potential involvement on a major network show. The ...
Trump stumps for Louisiana Senate candidate ahead of runoff - The Hill
Posted at 09.12.2016 16:47:35
The HillTrump stumps for Louisiana Senate candidate ahead of runoffThe HillThe real estate magnate lauded Kennedy as a "proven leader" who could help enact Trump's agenda in Washington. ADVERTISEMENT. "If you go to the polls, he's going to win. If you don't go to the polls, he's not gonna win," Trump told a crowd in a Baton ...
Goldman Sachs No. 2 Seen as a Top Economic Adviser to Trump - New York Times
Posted at 09.12.2016 15:19:59
New York TimesGoldman Sachs No. 2 Seen as a Top Economic Adviser to TrumpNew York TimesGary D. Cohn, the president of Goldman Sachs, rose up through the ranks at the bank as a trader and developed a reputation for a gruff, no-nonsense demeanor. Credit Sam Hodgson for The New York Times. The longtime second-in-command at Goldman ...
TJ Miller arrested two days before hosting Critics Choice Awards - USA TODAY
Posted at 09.12.2016 16:06:34
USA TODAYTJ Miller arrested two days before hosting Critics Choice AwardsUSA TODAYLOS ANGELES — Actor/comedian T.J. Miller, star of Silicon Valley and the just-opened Office Christmas Party, was arrested early Friday after a car-service driver accused him of battery, Los Angeles police say. Miller's arrest came two days before he ...
Donald Trump is solving his gender problem by making the Hill GOP's worse - Washington Post
Posted at 09.12.2016 14:41:19
Washington PostDonald Trump is solving his gender problem by making the Hill GOP's worseWashington PostAfter a slow start, President-elect Donald Trump appears to be making a concerted effort to place women in his Cabinet. That's great for the women he chooses. It's not so great for those they leave behind: Each time he chooses a GOP female elected ...

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
Fighting back against Donald Trump's angry white voters - Salon
Published at December 9, 2016, 4:01 pm

Salon

Fighting back against Donald Trump's angry white voters
Salon
Fighting back against Donald Trump's angry white voters Donald Trump greets supporters after speaking at a campaign rally in New Orleans, March 4, 2016. (Credit: AP/Gerald Herbert). This article originally appeared on AlterNet. AlterNet. This article ...
Donald Trump Was Braced for 'Rough Evening' on Election NightWall Street Journal (blog)
Trump spent almost $40 million less than Clinton in campaign's final weeksFox News
Trump won with half as much money as Clinton raisedPolitico
The Seattle Times
all 342 news articles »
Giuliani pulls name from contention for secretary of state - Politico
Published at December 9, 2016, 5:26 pm

Politico

Giuliani pulls name from contention for secretary of state
Politico
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani pulled out of the secretary of state sweepstakes late last month, President-elect Donald Trump's transition team said late Friday, as Trump has widened his search to select the nation's top diplomat. "Rudy Giuliani ...
Secretary of state candidate Rudy Giuliani withdraws his name from considerationWashington Post
Rudy Giuliani Won't Be Trump's Secretary Of StateHuffington Post
Giuliani removes himself from Cabinet considerationUSA TODAY
New York Daily News -Salon -Bloomberg -ABC News
all 73 news articles »
In Taped Confession, Charleston Church Shooter Says 'We All Know I Am Guilty' - NPR
Published at December 9, 2016, 5:34 pm

NPR

In Taped Confession, Charleston Church Shooter Says 'We All Know I Am Guilty'
NPR
The man accused of murdering nine people in a church basement in Charleston, S.C., last year told investigators he is guilty, according to a confession video played in court on Friday. The jury in the trial of Dylan Roof, 22, watched an excerpt of a ...
'Well, I killed them, I guess': Dylann Roof laughed during church slaying confessionChicago Tribune
Jurors Hear Dylann Roof Explain Shooting in Videotaped ConfessionNew York Times
Dylann Roof's Videotaped Confession Stuns CourtroomNBCNews.com
New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV -New York Post -New York Daily News -Yahoo News
all 171 news articles »
Trump's White House Shaping Up To Be Home For Men Accused Of Domestic Abuse - Huffington Post
Published at December 9, 2016, 5:36 pm

Huffington Post

Trump's White House Shaping Up To Be Home For Men Accused Of Domestic Abuse
Huffington Post
President-elect Donald Trump has said that “nobody has more respect for women” than he does. Yet, his choices to fill the top slots in his administration tell an entirely different story. On Thursday, he announced that fast-food CEO Andrew Puzder was ...
Trump's Pick to Run Labor Dept. Tweets Thanks to Jeb Bush, Eric CantorBreitbart News
Low-wage earners and far-right skeptics united in criticism of Andrew Puzder for Labor secretaryLos Angeles Times
Breitbart rips Trump's labor pickPolitico
Salon -TIME -Fortune -The Hill
all 488 news articles »
Everyone is still trying to figure out what Donald Trump's executive producer title means for 'Celebrity Apprentice' - Washington Post
Published at December 9, 2016, 5:13 pm

Washington Post

Everyone is still trying to figure out what Donald Trump's executive producer title means for 'Celebrity Apprentice'
Washington Post
News that President-elect Donald Trump will retain an executive producer credit on the forthcoming season of NBC's “The Celebrity Apprentice” has led to a lot of debate about the ethics of his potential involvement on a major network show. The ...
NBC Dumped Donald Trump Over His Bigotry, but Now Theyre Back TogetherDaily Beast
'Celebrity Apprentice': Schwarzenegger Defends Trump's Executive-Producer RoleVariety
Trump's Continued Ties To 'Celebrity Apprentice' Raise More Conflict QuestionsNPR
TIME -Politico (blog) -Fortune -USA TODAY
all 282 news articles »
Trump stumps for Louisiana Senate candidate ahead of runoff - The Hill
Published at December 9, 2016, 4:47 pm

The Hill

Trump stumps for Louisiana Senate candidate ahead of runoff
The Hill
The real estate magnate lauded Kennedy as a "proven leader" who could help enact Trump's agenda in Washington. ADVERTISEMENT. "If you go to the polls, he's going to win. If you don't go to the polls, he's not gonna win," Trump told a crowd in a Baton ...
Trump blasts early voting: 'Many things can go wrong'Politico
Nonpartisan blanket primary - WikipediaWikipedia
Louisiana's Senate Runoff Probably Isn't Going To Make Democrats Feel BetterFiveThirtyEight

all 97 news articles »
Goldman Sachs No. 2 Seen as a Top Economic Adviser to Trump - New York Times
Published at December 9, 2016, 3:19 pm

New York Times

Goldman Sachs No. 2 Seen as a Top Economic Adviser to Trump
New York Times
Gary D. Cohn, the president of Goldman Sachs, rose up through the ranks at the bank as a trader and developed a reputation for a gruff, no-nonsense demeanor. Credit Sam Hodgson for The New York Times. The longtime second-in-command at Goldman ...
Goldman's Gary Cohn Said to Be Preferred Candidate to Lead Economic CouncilWall Street Journal
Trump to name Goldman Sachs veteran, Gary Cohn, to head National Economic CouncilWashington Post
Working for the President Is What Goldman Sachs People Do. Even When It's for Donald Trump.Slate Magazine
Reuters -Huffington Post -Fox News -Bloomberg
all 130 news articles »
TJ Miller arrested two days before hosting Critics Choice Awards - USA TODAY
Published at December 9, 2016, 4:06 pm

USA TODAY

TJ Miller arrested two days before hosting Critics Choice Awards
USA TODAY
LOS ANGELES — Actor/comedian T.J. Miller, star of Silicon Valley and the just-opened Office Christmas Party, was arrested early Friday after a car-service driver accused him of battery, Los Angeles police say. Miller's arrest came two days before he ...
T.J. Miller Arrested After Alleged Argument With Cab Driver Over Donald TrumpHuffington Post
T.J. Miller Arrested for Battery: A Timeline of EventsE! Online
'Office Christmas Party' Star T.J. Miller Arrested in HollywoodVariety
Los Angeles Times -PEOPLE.com -SFGate -Hollywood Reporter
all 71 news articles »
Donald Trump is solving his gender problem by making the Hill GOP's worse - Washington Post
Published at December 9, 2016, 2:41 pm

Washington Post

Donald Trump is solving his gender problem by making the Hill GOP's worse
Washington Post
After a slow start, President-elect Donald Trump appears to be making a concerted effort to place women in his Cabinet. That's great for the women he chooses. It's not so great for those they leave behind: Each time he chooses a GOP female elected ...
Trump to pick Rep. McMorris Rodgers for Interior secretaryThe Hill
Trump Expected to Pick Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers to Run InteriorWall Street Journal
McMorris Rodgers to be Trump's Interior pickUSA TODAY
U.S. News & World Report -KTLA -Hot Air -OregonLive.com
all 110 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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