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
Article 50: May signs letter that will trigger Brexit - BBC News
Posted at 28.03.2017 17:00:01
Telegraph.co.ukArticle 50: May signs letter that will trigger BrexitBBC NewsTheresa May has signed the letter that will formally begin the UK's departure from the European Union. Giving official notice under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, it will be delivered to European Council president Donald Tusk on Wednesday. In a ...
Trump, in break from other world leaders, digs in on coal - Washington Post
Posted at 28.03.2017 18:18:45
Washington PostTrump, in break from other world leaders, digs in on coalWashington PostWASHINGTON — Declaring an end to what he's called “the war on coal,” President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday that eliminates numerous restrictions on fossil fuel production, breaking with leaders across the globe who have embraced ...
As Congress Repeals Internet Privacy Rules, Putting Your Options In Perspective - NPR
Posted at 28.03.2017 18:58:00
NPRAs Congress Repeals Internet Privacy Rules, Putting Your Options In PerspectiveNPRPresident Trump is expected to sign into law a decision by Congress to overturn new privacy rules for Internet service providers. Passed by the Federal Communications Commission in October, the rules never went into effect. If they had, it would have ...
Stop Shaking Your Head': Sean Spicer Lashes Out at Reporter April Ryan - NBCNews.com
Posted at 28.03.2017 17:33:59
NBCNews.comStop Shaking Your Head': Sean Spicer Lashes Out at Reporter April RyanNBCNews.comWhite House Press Secretary Sean Spicer snapped at a female reporter on Tuesday over a question about the administration's image, telling the veteran White House correspondent to "stop shaking your head" — a snide comment that drew rebuke from ...
Panic spreads in Iraq, Syria as record numbers of civilians are reported killed in US strikes - Washington Post
Posted at 28.03.2017 15:13:32
Washington PostPanic spreads in Iraq, Syria as record numbers of civilians are reported killed in US strikesWashington PostMOSUL, Iraq — A sharp rise in the number of civilians reported killed in U.S.-led airstrikes in Iraq and Syria is spreading panic, deepening mistrust and triggering accusations that the United States and its partners may be acting without sufficient ...
To fight woman's defamation claim, Trump cites the Bill Clinton-Paula Jones case – which the president lost - Los Angeles Times
Posted at 28.03.2017 18:40:26
Los Angeles TimesTo fight woman's defamation claim, Trump cites the Bill Clinton-Paula Jones case – which the president lostLos Angeles TimesPresident Trump is citing Bill Clinton's famous sexual harassment battle in his effort to block a California woman's lawsuit claiming he lied about groping her in the Beverly Hills Hotel in 2007. Problem is, Clinton lost that bid for legal immunity ...
Oklahoma Man Fatally Shoots 3 Alleged Teen Home Intruders - Huffington Post
Posted at 28.03.2017 11:10:37
Huffington PostOklahoma Man Fatally Shoots 3 Alleged Teen Home IntrudersHuffington PostThree suspected burglars are dead after they broke into an Oklahoma home and were confronted by a man reportedly armed with an AR-15 rifle. The three suspects, all of them in their teens, allegedly forced their way into a house near Broken Arrow, ...
White House on lockdown over suspicious package - The Hill
Posted at 28.03.2017 11:10:32
The HillWhite House on lockdown over suspicious packageThe HillThe Secret Service placed the White House on lockdown for about 45 minutes Tuesday due to a suspicious package. ".@SecretService investigating suspicious package near @WhiteHouse grounds. Road closures in effect," the agency tweeted.Man in custody after claiming to have bomb near White House, source saysFox NewsSecret Service Examines Suspicious Package Near White HouseBloombergSecret Service takes man with package into custody following 'suspicious comments'Charlotte ObserverUSA TODAY -New York Daily News -Voice of America -Western Journalismall 127 news articles »
Mother 'livid' over disputed pat-down of son at TSA checkpoint in Texas airport - ABC News
Posted at 28.03.2017 18:19:33
NBCNews.comMother 'livid' over disputed pat-down of son at TSA checkpoint in Texas airportABC NewsAn angry mother said today that she was owed an apology from the U.S. Transportation Security Administration after she said her 13-year-old son was patted down and held for what she said was more than an hour as her family prepared to board a flight in ...

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
Article 50: May signs letter that will trigger Brexit - BBC News
Posted at 28.03.2017 17:00:01
Telegraph.co.ukArticle 50: May signs letter that will trigger BrexitBBC NewsTheresa May has signed the letter that will formally begin the UK's departure from the European Union. Giving official notice under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, it will be delivered to European Council president Donald Tusk on Wednesday. In a ...
Trump, in break from other world leaders, digs in on coal - Washington Post
Posted at 28.03.2017 18:18:45
Washington PostTrump, in break from other world leaders, digs in on coalWashington PostWASHINGTON — Declaring an end to what he's called “the war on coal,” President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday that eliminates numerous restrictions on fossil fuel production, breaking with leaders across the globe who have embraced ...
As Congress Repeals Internet Privacy Rules, Putting Your Options In Perspective - NPR
Posted at 28.03.2017 18:58:00
NPRAs Congress Repeals Internet Privacy Rules, Putting Your Options In PerspectiveNPRPresident Trump is expected to sign into law a decision by Congress to overturn new privacy rules for Internet service providers. Passed by the Federal Communications Commission in October, the rules never went into effect. If they had, it would have ...
Stop Shaking Your Head': Sean Spicer Lashes Out at Reporter April Ryan - NBCNews.com
Posted at 28.03.2017 17:33:59
NBCNews.comStop Shaking Your Head': Sean Spicer Lashes Out at Reporter April RyanNBCNews.comWhite House Press Secretary Sean Spicer snapped at a female reporter on Tuesday over a question about the administration's image, telling the veteran White House correspondent to "stop shaking your head" — a snide comment that drew rebuke from ...
Panic spreads in Iraq, Syria as record numbers of civilians are reported killed in US strikes - Washington Post
Posted at 28.03.2017 15:13:32
Washington PostPanic spreads in Iraq, Syria as record numbers of civilians are reported killed in US strikesWashington PostMOSUL, Iraq — A sharp rise in the number of civilians reported killed in U.S.-led airstrikes in Iraq and Syria is spreading panic, deepening mistrust and triggering accusations that the United States and its partners may be acting without sufficient ...
To fight woman's defamation claim, Trump cites the Bill Clinton-Paula Jones case – which the president lost - Los Angeles Times
Posted at 28.03.2017 18:40:26
Los Angeles TimesTo fight woman's defamation claim, Trump cites the Bill Clinton-Paula Jones case – which the president lostLos Angeles TimesPresident Trump is citing Bill Clinton's famous sexual harassment battle in his effort to block a California woman's lawsuit claiming he lied about groping her in the Beverly Hills Hotel in 2007. Problem is, Clinton lost that bid for legal immunity ...
Oklahoma Man Fatally Shoots 3 Alleged Teen Home Intruders - Huffington Post
Posted at 28.03.2017 11:10:37
Huffington PostOklahoma Man Fatally Shoots 3 Alleged Teen Home IntrudersHuffington PostThree suspected burglars are dead after they broke into an Oklahoma home and were confronted by a man reportedly armed with an AR-15 rifle. The three suspects, all of them in their teens, allegedly forced their way into a house near Broken Arrow, ...
White House on lockdown over suspicious package - The Hill
Posted at 28.03.2017 11:10:32
The HillWhite House on lockdown over suspicious packageThe HillThe Secret Service placed the White House on lockdown for about 45 minutes Tuesday due to a suspicious package. ".@SecretService investigating suspicious package near @WhiteHouse grounds. Road closures in effect," the agency tweeted.Man in custody after claiming to have bomb near White House, source saysFox NewsSecret Service Examines Suspicious Package Near White HouseBloombergSecret Service takes man with package into custody following 'suspicious comments'Charlotte ObserverUSA TODAY -New York Daily News -Voice of America -Western Journalismall 127 news articles »
Mother 'livid' over disputed pat-down of son at TSA checkpoint in Texas airport - ABC News
Posted at 28.03.2017 18:19:33
NBCNews.comMother 'livid' over disputed pat-down of son at TSA checkpoint in Texas airportABC NewsAn angry mother said today that she was owed an apology from the U.S. Transportation Security Administration after she said her 13-year-old son was patted down and held for what she said was more than an hour as her family prepared to board a flight in ...

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
Article 50: May signs letter that will trigger Brexit - BBC News
Published at March 28, 2017, 5:00 pm

Telegraph.co.uk

Article 50: May signs letter that will trigger Brexit
BBC News
Theresa May has signed the letter that will formally begin the UK's departure from the European Union. Giving official notice under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, it will be delivered to European Council president Donald Tusk on Wednesday. In a ...
Britain Heads Into Unknown as May Signs Brexit TriggerBloomberg
As Brexit begins, the British face a Europe with far more at stakeWashington Post
UK to trigger Article 50, starting Brexit processCNN
NBCNews.com -Huffington Post -Forbes -The Guardian
all 585 news articles »
Trump, in break from other world leaders, digs in on coal - Washington Post
Published at March 28, 2017, 6:18 pm

Washington Post

Trump, in break from other world leaders, digs in on coal
Washington Post
WASHINGTON — Declaring an end to what he's called “the war on coal,” President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday that eliminates numerous restrictions on fossil fuel production, breaking with leaders across the globe who have embraced ...
Overnight Energy: Trump signs climate order | Greens vow to fight backThe Hill
As Trump Bows Out, States Seek to Fill Void on Climate ChangeBloomberg
White House Takes Aim at Obama Era Climate Policy in New Executive OrderNBCNews.com
USA TODAY -Washington Examiner -Christian Science Monitor -Huffington Post
all 2,207 news articles »
As Congress Repeals Internet Privacy Rules, Putting Your Options In Perspective - NPR
Published at March 28, 2017, 6:58 pm

NPR

As Congress Repeals Internet Privacy Rules, Putting Your Options In Perspective
NPR
President Trump is expected to sign into law a decision by Congress to overturn new privacy rules for Internet service providers. Passed by the Federal Communications Commission in October, the rules never went into effect. If they had, it would have ...
House passes bill undoing Obama internet privacy ruleThe Hill
Congress Votes to Overturn Obama-Era Online Privacy RulesNew York Times
House sends Trump bill to kill landmark broadband privacy regulationsLos Angeles Times
NBCNews.com -Washington Post -CNNMoney -Reuters
all 277 news articles »
Stop Shaking Your Head': Sean Spicer Lashes Out at Reporter April Ryan - NBCNews.com
Published at March 28, 2017, 5:33 pm

NBCNews.com

Stop Shaking Your Head': Sean Spicer Lashes Out at Reporter April Ryan
NBCNews.com
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer snapped at a female reporter on Tuesday over a question about the administration's image, telling the veteran White House correspondent to "stop shaking your head" — a snide comment that drew rebuke from ...
Daily Press Briefing by Press Secretary Sean Spicer -- #30The White House (blog)
Sean Spicer Orders Veteran White House Reporter 'Stop Shaking Your Head' In Tense, Awkward Exchange — Watch!PerezHilton.com
Sean Spicer Scolds Longtime White House Reporter 'Stop Shaking Your Head' During Press BriefingPEOPLE.com
WHIO -SFGate -Washington Post (blog) -fox8.com
all 151 news articles »
Panic spreads in Iraq, Syria as record numbers of civilians are reported killed in US strikes - Washington Post
Published at March 28, 2017, 3:13 pm

Washington Post

Panic spreads in Iraq, Syria as record numbers of civilians are reported killed in US strikes
Washington Post
MOSUL, Iraq — A sharp rise in the number of civilians reported killed in U.S.-led airstrikes in Iraq and Syria is spreading panic, deepening mistrust and triggering accusations that the United States and its partners may be acting without sufficient ...
Gov. Jerry Brown calls Trump energy plan a 'colossal mistake' that will galvanize climate change activistsLos Angeles Times
Fears of Islamic State's Long Game Persist as Caliphate CrumblesVoice of America
General Says US'Probably Had a Role' in Killing Mosul CiviliansNBCNews.com
Reuters -USA TODAY -Fox News -New York Times
all 1,236 news articles »
To fight woman's defamation claim, Trump cites the Bill Clinton-Paula Jones case – which the president lost - Los Angeles Times
Published at March 28, 2017, 6:40 pm

Los Angeles Times

To fight woman's defamation claim, Trump cites the Bill Clinton-Paula Jones case – which the president lost
Los Angeles Times
President Trump is citing Bill Clinton's famous sexual harassment battle in his effort to block a California woman's lawsuit claiming he lied about groping her in the Beverly Hills Hotel in 2007. Problem is, Clinton lost that bid for legal immunity ...
Trump Is Trying To Use Bill Clinton To Get Out Of A Defamation LawsuitHuffington Post
Bill Clinton harassment case could come in handy for Trump in lawsuitWashington Examiner
Yeah, I Can't Be Sued Right NowTMZ.com
Washington Post -kgw.com -NBC2 News -The Guardian
all 29 news articles »
Oklahoma Man Fatally Shoots 3 Alleged Teen Home Intruders - Huffington Post
Published at March 28, 2017, 11:10 am

Huffington Post

Oklahoma Man Fatally Shoots 3 Alleged Teen Home Intruders
Huffington Post
Three suspected burglars are dead after they broke into an Oklahoma home and were confronted by a man reportedly armed with an AR-15 rifle. The three suspects, all of them in their teens, allegedly forced their way into a house near Broken Arrow, ...
Homeowner's son kills three would-be burglars with AR-15New York Post
Man kills 3 home burglars; woman who aided robbers arrestedAlbany Times Union

all 88 news articles »
White House on lockdown over suspicious package - The Hill
Published at March 28, 2017, 11:10 am

The Hill

White House on lockdown over suspicious package
The Hill
The Secret Service placed the White House on lockdown for about 45 minutes Tuesday due to a suspicious package. ".@SecretService investigating suspicious package near @WhiteHouse grounds. Road closures in effect," the agency tweeted.
Man in custody after claiming to have bomb near White House, source saysFox News
Secret Service Examines Suspicious Package Near White HouseBloomberg
Secret Service takes man with package into custody following 'suspicious comments'Charlotte Observer
USA TODAY -New York Daily News -Voice of America -Western Journalism
all 127 news articles »
Mother 'livid' over disputed pat-down of son at TSA checkpoint in Texas airport - ABC News
Published at March 28, 2017, 6:19 pm

NBCNews.com

Mother 'livid' over disputed pat-down of son at TSA checkpoint in Texas airport
ABC News
An angry mother said today that she was owed an apology from the U.S. Transportation Security Administration after she said her 13-year-old son was patted down and held for what she said was more than an hour as her family prepared to board a flight in ...
TSA defends pat-down of Texas boy; countless others creeped outWashington Post
People Are 'Livid' At TSA Over A 'Horrifying' Pat Down Of A Boy, Proof That TSA Can Never WinUPROXX
Outraged Mom Says TSA Treated Family "Like Dogs" During Son's Pat-DownOzarksFirst.com
mySanAntonio.com -KUSI -NBCNews.com -New York Post
all 90 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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