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
Amazon’s big Super Bowl sale on Sonos speakers has the best prices we’ve seen in years - BGR
Posted at 21.01.2019 08:40:00
Amazon’s big Super Bowl sale on Sonos speakers has the best prices we’ve seen in years  BGRAfter Sonos made a less than stellar showing this past Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we were starting to wonder when the next big sale might be. Thankfully ...
Greenland’s Melting Ice Nears a ‘Tipping Point,’ Scientists Say - The New York Times
Posted at 21.01.2019 15:00:10
Greenland’s Melting Ice Nears a ‘Tipping Point,’ Scientists Say  The New York TimesWith the Arctic warming rapidly, ice loss in Greenland is accelerating and may soon be a major factor in rising sea levels, according to a new study.View full coverage on Google News
More exposure sites named in Portland area measles outbreak - KEZI TV
Posted at 20.01.2019 12:18:00
More exposure sites named in Portland area measles outbreak  KEZI TVVANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - Authorities investigating a measles outbreak in southwestern Washington said Saturday they've ruled out two suspected cases but ...
Theresa May's Brexit plan B looks like a tweaked version of rejected plan - NBC News
Posted at 21.01.2019 10:22:00
Theresa May's Brexit plan B looks like a tweaked version of rejected plan  NBC NewsLast week, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan suffered the largest defeat ever in Parliament. Her solution? To press ahead with her plan — albeit ...
Kamala Harris says she won't conduct foreign policy by tweet - CNN
Posted at 21.01.2019 16:51:00
Kamala Harris says she won't conduct foreign policy by tweet  CNNSen. Kamala Harris rebuked President Donald Trump's leadership style and abrupt decision-making process Monday, noting that if she were to replace him in ...
Tenants arrested in death of Utah real estate broker - NBC News
Posted at 21.01.2019 15:57:00
Tenants arrested in death of Utah real estate broker  NBC NewsThree people were taken into custody and charged in connection with the death of Utah real estate broker David Stokoe, according to local authorities.View full coverage on Google News
12-year-old girl dies in snow fort collapse - AOL
Posted at 21.01.2019 16:16:21
12-year-old girl dies in snow fort collapse  AOLA 12-year-old girl died on Sunday after the snow fort she was playing in collapsed on her and a 9-year-old friend, the Chicago Tribune reports. The two girls ...
Notre Dame to cover up Christopher Columbus murals - NBCNews.com
Posted at 21.01.2019 14:50:00
Notre Dame to cover up Christopher Columbus murals  NBCNews.comThe University of Notre Dame will cover murals in a campus building that depict Christopher Columbus in America, the school's president said.View full coverage on Google News
Chinese authorities say world's first gene-edited babies were illegal - CNN
Posted at 21.01.2019 11:41:00
Chinese authorities say world's first gene-edited babies were illegal  CNNAuthorities in China say experiments which led to the birth of the world's first gene-edited babies broke the country's laws, state-run Xinhua news reported ...

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
Amazon’s big Super Bowl sale on Sonos speakers has the best prices we’ve seen in years - BGR
Posted at 21.01.2019 08:40:00
Amazon’s big Super Bowl sale on Sonos speakers has the best prices we’ve seen in years  BGRAfter Sonos made a less than stellar showing this past Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we were starting to wonder when the next big sale might be. Thankfully ...
Greenland’s Melting Ice Nears a ‘Tipping Point,’ Scientists Say - The New York Times
Posted at 21.01.2019 15:00:10
Greenland’s Melting Ice Nears a ‘Tipping Point,’ Scientists Say  The New York TimesWith the Arctic warming rapidly, ice loss in Greenland is accelerating and may soon be a major factor in rising sea levels, according to a new study.View full coverage on Google News
More exposure sites named in Portland area measles outbreak - KEZI TV
Posted at 20.01.2019 12:18:00
More exposure sites named in Portland area measles outbreak  KEZI TVVANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - Authorities investigating a measles outbreak in southwestern Washington said Saturday they've ruled out two suspected cases but ...
Theresa May's Brexit plan B looks like a tweaked version of rejected plan - NBC News
Posted at 21.01.2019 10:22:00
Theresa May's Brexit plan B looks like a tweaked version of rejected plan  NBC NewsLast week, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan suffered the largest defeat ever in Parliament. Her solution? To press ahead with her plan — albeit ...
Kamala Harris says she won't conduct foreign policy by tweet - CNN
Posted at 21.01.2019 16:51:00
Kamala Harris says she won't conduct foreign policy by tweet  CNNSen. Kamala Harris rebuked President Donald Trump's leadership style and abrupt decision-making process Monday, noting that if she were to replace him in ...
Tenants arrested in death of Utah real estate broker - NBC News
Posted at 21.01.2019 15:57:00
Tenants arrested in death of Utah real estate broker  NBC NewsThree people were taken into custody and charged in connection with the death of Utah real estate broker David Stokoe, according to local authorities.View full coverage on Google News
12-year-old girl dies in snow fort collapse - AOL
Posted at 21.01.2019 16:16:21
12-year-old girl dies in snow fort collapse  AOLA 12-year-old girl died on Sunday after the snow fort she was playing in collapsed on her and a 9-year-old friend, the Chicago Tribune reports. The two girls ...
Notre Dame to cover up Christopher Columbus murals - NBCNews.com
Posted at 21.01.2019 14:50:00
Notre Dame to cover up Christopher Columbus murals  NBCNews.comThe University of Notre Dame will cover murals in a campus building that depict Christopher Columbus in America, the school's president said.View full coverage on Google News
Chinese authorities say world's first gene-edited babies were illegal - CNN
Posted at 21.01.2019 11:41:00
Chinese authorities say world's first gene-edited babies were illegal  CNNAuthorities in China say experiments which led to the birth of the world's first gene-edited babies broke the country's laws, state-run Xinhua news reported ...

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
Amazon’s big Super Bowl sale on Sonos speakers has the best prices we’ve seen in years - BGR
Published at January 21, 2019, 8:40 am
Amazon’s big Super Bowl sale on Sonos speakers has the best prices we’ve seen in years  BGR

After Sonos made a less than stellar showing this past Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we were starting to wonder when the next big sale might be. Thankfully ...

View full coverage on Google News
Greenland’s Melting Ice Nears a ‘Tipping Point,’ Scientists Say - The New York Times
Published at January 21, 2019, 3:00 pm
Greenland’s Melting Ice Nears a ‘Tipping Point,’ Scientists Say  The New York Times

With the Arctic warming rapidly, ice loss in Greenland is accelerating and may soon be a major factor in rising sea levels, according to a new study.

View full coverage on Google News
More exposure sites named in Portland area measles outbreak - KEZI TV
Published at January 20, 2019, 12:18 pm
More exposure sites named in Portland area measles outbreak  KEZI TV

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - Authorities investigating a measles outbreak in southwestern Washington said Saturday they've ruled out two suspected cases but ...

View full coverage on Google News
Theresa May's Brexit plan B looks like a tweaked version of rejected plan - NBC News
Published at January 21, 2019, 10:22 am
Theresa May's Brexit plan B looks like a tweaked version of rejected plan  NBC News

Last week, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan suffered the largest defeat ever in Parliament. Her solution? To press ahead with her plan — albeit ...

View full coverage on Google News
Kamala Harris says she won't conduct foreign policy by tweet - CNN
Published at January 21, 2019, 4:51 pm
Kamala Harris says she won't conduct foreign policy by tweet  CNN

Sen. Kamala Harris rebuked President Donald Trump's leadership style and abrupt decision-making process Monday, noting that if she were to replace him in ...

View full coverage on Google News
Tenants arrested in death of Utah real estate broker - NBC News
Published at January 21, 2019, 3:57 pm
Tenants arrested in death of Utah real estate broker  NBC News

Three people were taken into custody and charged in connection with the death of Utah real estate broker David Stokoe, according to local authorities.

View full coverage on Google News
12-year-old girl dies in snow fort collapse - AOL
Published at January 21, 2019, 4:16 pm
12-year-old girl dies in snow fort collapse  AOL

A 12-year-old girl died on Sunday after the snow fort she was playing in collapsed on her and a 9-year-old friend, the Chicago Tribune reports. The two girls ...

View full coverage on Google News
Notre Dame to cover up Christopher Columbus murals - NBCNews.com
Published at January 21, 2019, 2:50 pm
Notre Dame to cover up Christopher Columbus murals  NBCNews.com

The University of Notre Dame will cover murals in a campus building that depict Christopher Columbus in America, the school's president said.

View full coverage on Google News
Chinese authorities say world's first gene-edited babies were illegal - CNN
Published at January 21, 2019, 11:41 am
Chinese authorities say world's first gene-edited babies were illegal  CNN

Authorities in China say experiments which led to the birth of the world's first gene-edited babies broke the country's laws, state-run Xinhua news reported ...

View full coverage on Google News
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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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.