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
Steven Spielberg Brings Ambitious 'Ready Player One' Footage to Comic-Con - Hollywood Reporter
Posted at 22.07.2017 14:48:01
Hollywood ReporterSteven Spielberg Brings Ambitious 'Ready Player One' Footage to Comic-ConHollywood ReporterIt's game on. Fans got a first look at Steven Spielberg's anticipated Ready Player One in Hall H on Saturday at Comic-Con. The footage for the '80s-themed (but future-set) action adventure debuted during Warner Bros.' presentation, which included DC ...
In tweet storm, Trump decries 'illegal leaks' and asserts 'all agree' he has complete power to pardon - Washington Post
Posted at 22.07.2017 15:21:20
Washington PostIn tweet storm, Trump decries 'illegal leaks' and asserts 'all agree' he has complete power to pardonWashington PostNORFOLK, Va. — A defiant President Trump unleashed a flurry of nearly a dozen tweets Saturday morning, asserting that he has the “complete power to pardon” aides, family members and possibly even himself — an apparent response to the special ...
Congress Reaches Deal on Russia Sanctions, Creating Tough Choice for Trump - New York Times
Posted at 22.07.2017 15:11:42
New York TimesCongress Reaches Deal on Russia Sanctions, Creating Tough Choice for TrumpNew York TimesSenator Benjamin L. Cardin, Democrat of Maryland, praised a House bill that would impose sweeping sanctions on Russia. Credit J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press. WASHINGTON — Congressional leaders have reached an agreement on sweeping ...
New 'Justice League' Trailer Teases Villain Steppenwolf - Hollywood Reporter
Posted at 22.07.2017 16:02:33
Hollywood ReporterNew 'Justice League' Trailer Teases Villain SteppenwolfHollywood ReporterJustice League stars Ben Affleck (Batman), Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), Ezra Miller (The Flash) and Rey Fisher (Cyborg). Henry Cavill (Superman) was not in attendance. Affleck introduced the Justice League trailer that opens with Wonder Woman kicking ...
Trump: USS Ford is '100000-ton message to the world' - Washington Post
Posted at 22.07.2017 15:32:46
Washington PostTrump: USS Ford is '100000-ton message to the world'Washington PostNORFOLK, Va. — With praise and a blessing for the military, President Donald Trump helped hand over the USS Gerald R. Ford to the Navy on Saturday and said the state-of-the-art aircraft carrier will send a “100,000-ton message to the world” about ...
Actor John Heard, of 'Home Alone' movies, dies at 71 - ABC News
Posted at 22.07.2017 15:28:33
CNNActor John Heard, of 'Home Alone' movies, dies at 71ABC NewsFILE - In this April 5, 2006 file photo, actor John Heard, who stars as Alex, rehearses for Steppenwolf Theatre's production of Don DeLillo's play, "Love-Lies-Bleeding," in Chicago. Heard, best known for playing the father in the “Home Alone” movie ...
Pokémon GO Fest Plagued By Mile-Long Lines And Connectivity Issues In Chicago - Forbes
Posted at 22.07.2017 14:30:46
ForbesPokémon GO Fest Plagued By Mile-Long Lines And Connectivity Issues In ChicagoForbesIt seemed unlikely that Niantic's first major Pokémon GO event would go off without a hitch, and so far, it appears to be drowning in them. Seemingly endless lines and connectivity issues are currently plaguing the event and the game. Called away by an ...
After latest police shooting, Minneapolis mayor faces calls to resign: 'You have failed us' - Washington Post
Posted at 22.07.2017 15:27:02
Washington PostAfter latest police shooting, Minneapolis mayor faces calls to resign: 'You have failed us'Washington PostMinneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges stepped to the microphone Friday night to announce the latest development in the most recent killing by an area police officer — the resignation of the city's police chief. But she only managed a few words before she was ...
Cleveland's dysfunction may have cost the Cavaliers more than one All-Star - Yahoo Sports
Posted at 22.07.2017 14:31:05
Yahoo SportsCleveland's dysfunction may have cost the Cavaliers more than one All-StarYahoo SportsWindy: If Kyrie had told the Cavs this in mid-June, they probably could have traded for Chris Paul and traded Kevin Love for Paul George. — ESPN Cleveland (@ESPNCleveland) July 21, 2017. However, the man who confirmed Windhorst's initial report, ...

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
Steven Spielberg Brings Ambitious 'Ready Player One' Footage to Comic-Con - Hollywood Reporter
Posted at 22.07.2017 14:48:01
Hollywood ReporterSteven Spielberg Brings Ambitious 'Ready Player One' Footage to Comic-ConHollywood ReporterIt's game on. Fans got a first look at Steven Spielberg's anticipated Ready Player One in Hall H on Saturday at Comic-Con. The footage for the '80s-themed (but future-set) action adventure debuted during Warner Bros.' presentation, which included DC ...
In tweet storm, Trump decries 'illegal leaks' and asserts 'all agree' he has complete power to pardon - Washington Post
Posted at 22.07.2017 15:21:20
Washington PostIn tweet storm, Trump decries 'illegal leaks' and asserts 'all agree' he has complete power to pardonWashington PostNORFOLK, Va. — A defiant President Trump unleashed a flurry of nearly a dozen tweets Saturday morning, asserting that he has the “complete power to pardon” aides, family members and possibly even himself — an apparent response to the special ...
Congress Reaches Deal on Russia Sanctions, Creating Tough Choice for Trump - New York Times
Posted at 22.07.2017 15:11:42
New York TimesCongress Reaches Deal on Russia Sanctions, Creating Tough Choice for TrumpNew York TimesSenator Benjamin L. Cardin, Democrat of Maryland, praised a House bill that would impose sweeping sanctions on Russia. Credit J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press. WASHINGTON — Congressional leaders have reached an agreement on sweeping ...
New 'Justice League' Trailer Teases Villain Steppenwolf - Hollywood Reporter
Posted at 22.07.2017 16:02:33
Hollywood ReporterNew 'Justice League' Trailer Teases Villain SteppenwolfHollywood ReporterJustice League stars Ben Affleck (Batman), Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), Ezra Miller (The Flash) and Rey Fisher (Cyborg). Henry Cavill (Superman) was not in attendance. Affleck introduced the Justice League trailer that opens with Wonder Woman kicking ...
Trump: USS Ford is '100000-ton message to the world' - Washington Post
Posted at 22.07.2017 15:32:46
Washington PostTrump: USS Ford is '100000-ton message to the world'Washington PostNORFOLK, Va. — With praise and a blessing for the military, President Donald Trump helped hand over the USS Gerald R. Ford to the Navy on Saturday and said the state-of-the-art aircraft carrier will send a “100,000-ton message to the world” about ...
Actor John Heard, of 'Home Alone' movies, dies at 71 - ABC News
Posted at 22.07.2017 15:28:33
CNNActor John Heard, of 'Home Alone' movies, dies at 71ABC NewsFILE - In this April 5, 2006 file photo, actor John Heard, who stars as Alex, rehearses for Steppenwolf Theatre's production of Don DeLillo's play, "Love-Lies-Bleeding," in Chicago. Heard, best known for playing the father in the “Home Alone” movie ...
Pokémon GO Fest Plagued By Mile-Long Lines And Connectivity Issues In Chicago - Forbes
Posted at 22.07.2017 14:30:46
ForbesPokémon GO Fest Plagued By Mile-Long Lines And Connectivity Issues In ChicagoForbesIt seemed unlikely that Niantic's first major Pokémon GO event would go off without a hitch, and so far, it appears to be drowning in them. Seemingly endless lines and connectivity issues are currently plaguing the event and the game. Called away by an ...
After latest police shooting, Minneapolis mayor faces calls to resign: 'You have failed us' - Washington Post
Posted at 22.07.2017 15:27:02
Washington PostAfter latest police shooting, Minneapolis mayor faces calls to resign: 'You have failed us'Washington PostMinneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges stepped to the microphone Friday night to announce the latest development in the most recent killing by an area police officer — the resignation of the city's police chief. But she only managed a few words before she was ...
Cleveland's dysfunction may have cost the Cavaliers more than one All-Star - Yahoo Sports
Posted at 22.07.2017 14:31:05
Yahoo SportsCleveland's dysfunction may have cost the Cavaliers more than one All-StarYahoo SportsWindy: If Kyrie had told the Cavs this in mid-June, they probably could have traded for Chris Paul and traded Kevin Love for Paul George. — ESPN Cleveland (@ESPNCleveland) July 21, 2017. However, the man who confirmed Windhorst's initial report, ...

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
Steven Spielberg Brings Ambitious 'Ready Player One' Footage to Comic-Con - Hollywood Reporter
Published at July 22, 2017, 2:48 pm

Hollywood Reporter

Steven Spielberg Brings Ambitious 'Ready Player One' Footage to Comic-Con
Hollywood Reporter
It's game on. Fans got a first look at Steven Spielberg's anticipated Ready Player One in Hall H on Saturday at Comic-Con. The footage for the '80s-themed (but future-set) action adventure debuted during Warner Bros.' presentation, which included DC ...
Iron Giant, Back to the Future DeLorean featured in first Ready Player One footageEW.com
Steven Spielberg Shows Off First 'Ready Player One' Footage At Comic-Con – WatchDeadline
Ready Player One - SDCC Teaser - Warner Bros. UKYouTube
YouTube
all 89 news articles »
In tweet storm, Trump decries 'illegal leaks' and asserts 'all agree' he has complete power to pardon - Washington Post
Published at July 22, 2017, 3:21 pm

Washington Post

In tweet storm, Trump decries 'illegal leaks' and asserts 'all agree' he has complete power to pardon
Washington Post
NORFOLK, Va. — A defiant President Trump unleashed a flurry of nearly a dozen tweets Saturday morning, asserting that he has the “complete power to pardon” aides, family members and possibly even himself — an apparent response to the special ...
Trump Says He Has 'Complete Power' to PardonNew York Times
What Watergate and Whitewater tell us about Trump's drip, drip, dripCNN
Trump launches all-out assault on Mueller probeThe Hill
BBC News -Chicago Tribune -Slate Magazine (blog) -Reuters
all 2,350 news articles »
Congress Reaches Deal on Russia Sanctions, Creating Tough Choice for Trump - New York Times
Published at July 22, 2017, 3:11 pm

New York Times

Congress Reaches Deal on Russia Sanctions, Creating Tough Choice for Trump
New York Times
Senator Benjamin L. Cardin, Democrat of Maryland, praised a House bill that would impose sweeping sanctions on Russia. Credit J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press. WASHINGTON — Congressional leaders have reached an agreement on sweeping ...
Russia, Iran sanctions deal is said to clear way for House voteLos Angeles Times
House to vote on Russia sanctions deal next weekThe Hill
Congress reaches Russia sanctions dealCNN
TIME -Reuters -The Boston Globe -USA TODAY
all 69 news articles »
New 'Justice League' Trailer Teases Villain Steppenwolf - Hollywood Reporter
Published at July 22, 2017, 4:02 pm

Hollywood Reporter

New 'Justice League' Trailer Teases Villain Steppenwolf
Hollywood Reporter
Justice League stars Ben Affleck (Batman), Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), Ezra Miller (The Flash) and Rey Fisher (Cyborg). Henry Cavill (Superman) was not in attendance. Affleck introduced the Justice League trailer that opens with Wonder Woman kicking ...
'Justice League' Trailer: Wonder Woman Saves School Children, But Is Superman Still Alive? – Comic-ConDeadline
Epic Justice League Comic-Con trailer teases Superman's returnEW.com (blog)
SDCC17 Warner Bros. Hall H: Live BlogComicbook.com
RollingStone.com -TIME -UPROXX -The Verge
all 133 news articles »
Trump: USS Ford is '100000-ton message to the world' - Washington Post
Published at July 22, 2017, 3:32 pm

Washington Post

Trump: USS Ford is '100000-ton message to the world'
Washington Post
NORFOLK, Va. — With praise and a blessing for the military, President Donald Trump helped hand over the USS Gerald R. Ford to the Navy on Saturday and said the state-of-the-art aircraft carrier will send a “100,000-ton message to the world” about ...
The Navy's put down a 'significant bet' on a $13 billion supercarrier, which some say is too big a gambleCNBC
Trump says new aircraft carrier ensures that 'if a fight does come ... we will win'ABC News
Trump promises change from 'very, very bad' time for militaryThe Hill
CBS News -Daily Press -Bloomberg -USA TODAY
all 177 news articles »
Actor John Heard, of 'Home Alone' movies, dies at 71 - ABC News
Published at July 22, 2017, 3:28 pm

CNN

Actor John Heard, of 'Home Alone' movies, dies at 71
ABC News
FILE - In this April 5, 2006 file photo, actor John Heard, who stars as Alex, rehearses for Steppenwolf Theatre's production of Don DeLillo's play, "Love-Lies-Bleeding," in Chicago. Heard, best known for playing the father in the “Home Alone” movie ...
John Heard, who played the dad in 'Home Alone,' dead at 71New York Daily News
Actor John Heard has Died at 71Slate Magazine (blog)
John Heard, 'Home Alone' Actor, Dead at 72RollingStone.com
PEOPLE.com -Deadline -CNN -USA TODAY
all 266 news articles »
Pokémon GO Fest Plagued By Mile-Long Lines And Connectivity Issues In Chicago - Forbes
Published at July 22, 2017, 2:30 pm

Forbes

Pokémon GO Fest Plagued By Mile-Long Lines And Connectivity Issues In Chicago
Forbes
It seemed unlikely that Niantic's first major Pokémon GO event would go off without a hitch, and so far, it appears to be drowning in them. Seemingly endless lines and connectivity issues are currently plaguing the event and the game. Called away by an ...
Pokémon Go's first real-world event has been a disaster, and everyone is getting refundsBusiness Insider
Chicago Pokemon Go Fest draws crowd, CEO has to apologize for glitchesChicago Sun-Times
Pokemon Go Fest to Hand Out Mass Refunds and PokeCoins to AttendeesComicbook.com
Kotaku -Express.co.uk
all 152 news articles »
After latest police shooting, Minneapolis mayor faces calls to resign: 'You have failed us' - Washington Post
Published at July 22, 2017, 3:27 pm

Washington Post

After latest police shooting, Minneapolis mayor faces calls to resign: 'You have failed us'
Washington Post
Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges stepped to the microphone Friday night to announce the latest development in the most recent killing by an area police officer — the resignation of the city's police chief. But she only managed a few words before she was ...
In Minneapolis, Unusual Police Killing Raises an Old Outcry: Why?New York Times
Next Minneapolis police chief tasked with changing cultureABC News
Jon Tevlin: Police chief's absence spelled the endMinneapolis Star Tribune
Slate Magazine (blog) -U.S. News & World Report -Bloomberg -PBS NewsHour
all 418 news articles »
Cleveland's dysfunction may have cost the Cavaliers more than one All-Star - Yahoo Sports
Published at July 22, 2017, 2:31 pm

Yahoo Sports

Cleveland's dysfunction may have cost the Cavaliers more than one All-Star
Yahoo Sports
Windy: If Kyrie had told the Cavs this in mid-June, they probably could have traded for Chris Paul and traded Kevin Love for Paul George. — ESPN Cleveland (@ESPNCleveland) July 21, 2017. However, the man who confirmed Windhorst's initial report, ...
Cleveland Cavaliers Scribbles on Kyrie Irving's trade request, rumors -- Terry Plutocleveland.com
NBA Free Agency: Derrick Rose, Cavs to meet soon; decision expected next weekCBSSports.com
Kyrie Irving's Trade Request Resembles Kobe's Experience With Shaq In Los AngelesUPROXX
WEEI.com (blog) -NBA.com (blog) -NESN.com -SB Nation
all 511 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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