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
A Sinkhole Has Been Spotted on the White House Lawn and the Metaphors Write Themselves - TIME
Posted at 22.05.2018 14:41:32
TIMEA Sinkhole Has Been Spotted on the White House Lawn and the Metaphors Write ThemselvesTIMEPeople are having some fun with reports that a White House sinkhole has developed on the North Lawn. The hole appears to be just outside the office of White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley and has been roped off with caution tape and traffic ...
President Trump today - CNN
Posted at 22.05.2018 15:37:59
CNNPresident Trump todayCNNJUST ENDED: White House press briefing with Sarah Sanders. North Korea: President Trump hinted today that the June 12 summit with Kim Jong Un may be delayed. But he said preparations were "moving along" for the talks. 7:30 p.m. ET: Trump will deliver ...
'We just have to heal a different way': Santa Fe, Parkland diverge after school shootings - NBCNews.com
Posted at 22.05.2018 12:59:00
NBCNews.com'We just have to heal a different way': Santa Fe, Parkland diverge after school shootingsNBCNews.comSANTA FE, Texas — Alex Carvey hugged her friends, shed tears over white crosses bearing her classmates' names and stood in silence for a moment. Then she reflected on the cause of the violence that hit her hometown. “I don't think guns are the problem ...
Republican lawmakers will review classified information on FBI source Thursday, White House announces - Washington Post
Posted at 22.05.2018 16:15:00
Washington PostRepublican lawmakers will review classified information on FBI source Thursday, White House announcesWashington PostJust two Republican lawmakers will be allowed to review classified information about a confidential FBI source who aided the investigation into the Trump campaign at a meeting Thursday with Justice Department and intelligence officials, a White House ...
EPA reverses course, lets reporters into hearing after outcry - The Hill
Posted at 22.05.2018 12:57:38
The HillEPA reverses course, lets reporters into hearing after outcryThe HillIn a reversal following media outcry, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it would allow all representatives from the media to attend the second half of a chemical summit that previously barred all press. An EPA spokesperson announced ...
Teen charged in death of Baltimore County officer held without bail; three other suspects in custody - Baltimore Sun
Posted at 22.05.2018 16:07:26
Baltimore SunTeen charged in death of Baltimore County officer held without bail; three other suspects in custodyBaltimore SunA 16-year-old has been arrested and charged as an adult in the death of a police officer on Monday, and three other suspects — all teenage males — are in custody. Dawnta Anthony Harris, of the 1600 block of Vincent Court in the Gilmor Homes complex ...
Man taped ranting about Spanish speakers, immigrants apologizes: 'I am not a racist' - USA TODAY
Posted at 22.05.2018 15:43:39
USA TODAYMan taped ranting about Spanish speakers, immigrants apologizes: 'I am not a racist'USA TODAYYour browser does not currently recognize any of the video formats available. Click here to visit our frequently asked questions about HTML5 video. Share. Include playlist. An error occurred while retrieving sharing information. Please try again later.'I am not a racist': New York lawyer apologizes for rant about Spanish speakers in viral videoWashington PostRead Aaron Schlossberg's Statement Explaining Away His Infamous Rant (& Insisting He Isn't Racist)Bustleall 59 news articles »
Facebook face-off: EU gets little news from Zuckerberg - Reuters
Posted at 22.05.2018 06:31:56
ReutersFacebook face-off: EU gets little news from ZuckerbergReutersBRUSSELS (Reuters) - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sailed through a grilling from EU lawmakers about the social network's data policies as lengthy questions left the 34-year-old American little time to answer.Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Gets an Earful From the EUNew York TimesZuckerberg's European Parliament testimony criticisedBBC NewsMark Zuckerberg's appearance before European Parliament yields an empty spectacleThe VergeWashington Post -Recode -NPR -USA TODAYall 472 news articles »
New York man, 30, is ordered to vacate parents' home after refusing to leave for months - Fox News
Posted at 22.05.2018 14:25:51
Fox NewsNew York man, 30, is ordered to vacate parents' home after refusing to leave for monthsFox NewsA 30-year-old man was outraged Tuesday when a judge ordered him to vacate his parents' home. The order came after a monthslong effort by the couple to get him to leave their New York residence. Michael Rotondo appeared in court for 30 minutes ...

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
A Sinkhole Has Been Spotted on the White House Lawn and the Metaphors Write Themselves - TIME
Posted at 22.05.2018 14:41:32
TIMEA Sinkhole Has Been Spotted on the White House Lawn and the Metaphors Write ThemselvesTIMEPeople are having some fun with reports that a White House sinkhole has developed on the North Lawn. The hole appears to be just outside the office of White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley and has been roped off with caution tape and traffic ...
President Trump today - CNN
Posted at 22.05.2018 15:37:59
CNNPresident Trump todayCNNJUST ENDED: White House press briefing with Sarah Sanders. North Korea: President Trump hinted today that the June 12 summit with Kim Jong Un may be delayed. But he said preparations were "moving along" for the talks. 7:30 p.m. ET: Trump will deliver ...
'We just have to heal a different way': Santa Fe, Parkland diverge after school shootings - NBCNews.com
Posted at 22.05.2018 12:59:00
NBCNews.com'We just have to heal a different way': Santa Fe, Parkland diverge after school shootingsNBCNews.comSANTA FE, Texas — Alex Carvey hugged her friends, shed tears over white crosses bearing her classmates' names and stood in silence for a moment. Then she reflected on the cause of the violence that hit her hometown. “I don't think guns are the problem ...
Republican lawmakers will review classified information on FBI source Thursday, White House announces - Washington Post
Posted at 22.05.2018 16:15:00
Washington PostRepublican lawmakers will review classified information on FBI source Thursday, White House announcesWashington PostJust two Republican lawmakers will be allowed to review classified information about a confidential FBI source who aided the investigation into the Trump campaign at a meeting Thursday with Justice Department and intelligence officials, a White House ...
EPA reverses course, lets reporters into hearing after outcry - The Hill
Posted at 22.05.2018 12:57:38
The HillEPA reverses course, lets reporters into hearing after outcryThe HillIn a reversal following media outcry, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it would allow all representatives from the media to attend the second half of a chemical summit that previously barred all press. An EPA spokesperson announced ...
Teen charged in death of Baltimore County officer held without bail; three other suspects in custody - Baltimore Sun
Posted at 22.05.2018 16:07:26
Baltimore SunTeen charged in death of Baltimore County officer held without bail; three other suspects in custodyBaltimore SunA 16-year-old has been arrested and charged as an adult in the death of a police officer on Monday, and three other suspects — all teenage males — are in custody. Dawnta Anthony Harris, of the 1600 block of Vincent Court in the Gilmor Homes complex ...
Man taped ranting about Spanish speakers, immigrants apologizes: 'I am not a racist' - USA TODAY
Posted at 22.05.2018 15:43:39
USA TODAYMan taped ranting about Spanish speakers, immigrants apologizes: 'I am not a racist'USA TODAYYour browser does not currently recognize any of the video formats available. Click here to visit our frequently asked questions about HTML5 video. Share. Include playlist. An error occurred while retrieving sharing information. Please try again later.'I am not a racist': New York lawyer apologizes for rant about Spanish speakers in viral videoWashington PostRead Aaron Schlossberg's Statement Explaining Away His Infamous Rant (& Insisting He Isn't Racist)Bustleall 59 news articles »
Facebook face-off: EU gets little news from Zuckerberg - Reuters
Posted at 22.05.2018 06:31:56
ReutersFacebook face-off: EU gets little news from ZuckerbergReutersBRUSSELS (Reuters) - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sailed through a grilling from EU lawmakers about the social network's data policies as lengthy questions left the 34-year-old American little time to answer.Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Gets an Earful From the EUNew York TimesZuckerberg's European Parliament testimony criticisedBBC NewsMark Zuckerberg's appearance before European Parliament yields an empty spectacleThe VergeWashington Post -Recode -NPR -USA TODAYall 472 news articles »
New York man, 30, is ordered to vacate parents' home after refusing to leave for months - Fox News
Posted at 22.05.2018 14:25:51
Fox NewsNew York man, 30, is ordered to vacate parents' home after refusing to leave for monthsFox NewsA 30-year-old man was outraged Tuesday when a judge ordered him to vacate his parents' home. The order came after a monthslong effort by the couple to get him to leave their New York residence. Michael Rotondo appeared in court for 30 minutes ...

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
A Sinkhole Has Been Spotted on the White House Lawn and the Metaphors Write Themselves - TIME
Published at May 22, 2018, 2:41 pm

TIME

A Sinkhole Has Been Spotted on the White House Lawn and the Metaphors Write Themselves
TIME
People are having some fun with reports that a White House sinkhole has developed on the North Lawn. The hole appears to be just outside the office of White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley and has been roped off with caution tape and traffic ...
Sinkhole appears on White House lawnCBS News

all 36 news articles »
President Trump today - CNN
Published at May 22, 2018, 3:37 pm

CNN

President Trump today
CNN
JUST ENDED: White House press briefing with Sarah Sanders. North Korea: President Trump hinted today that the June 12 summit with Kim Jong Un may be delayed. But he said preparations were "moving along" for the talks. 7:30 p.m. ET: Trump will deliver ...
Trump Says North Korea Summit Meeting Might Be DelayedNew York Times
'Substantial chance' that summit with North Korea's Kim won't happen in June, Trump saysNBCNews.com
Trump says North Korea meeting may be delayed, hints China is to blamePolitico
RealClearPolitics -Los Angeles Times -Reuters -CBS News
all 488 news articles »
'We just have to heal a different way': Santa Fe, Parkland diverge after school shootings - NBCNews.com
Published at May 22, 2018, 12:59 pm

NBCNews.com

'We just have to heal a different way': Santa Fe, Parkland diverge after school shootings
NBCNews.com
SANTA FE, Texas — Alex Carvey hugged her friends, shed tears over white crosses bearing her classmates' names and stood in silence for a moment. Then she reflected on the cause of the violence that hit her hometown. “I don't think guns are the problem ...
We asked every member of the House of Representatives about the Parkland gun policy agenda. Here's what they said.Sun Sentinel
'That Must Be Stopped;' Texas Opens Talks on Safety After ShootingU.S. News & World Report
The Latest: Texas governor convenes school safety roundtableABC News
CBS News -Dallas News (blog) -Politico -Fox News
all 8,254 news articles »
Republican lawmakers will review classified information on FBI source Thursday, White House announces - Washington Post
Published at May 22, 2018, 4:15 pm

Washington Post

Republican lawmakers will review classified information on FBI source Thursday, White House announces
Washington Post
Just two Republican lawmakers will be allowed to review classified information about a confidential FBI source who aided the investigation into the Trump campaign at a meeting Thursday with Justice Department and intelligence officials, a White House ...
WH Brokers, But Will Not Attend, Meeting About Secret Russia Probe DocumentsNPR
Trump says 'spies' in campaign would be unprecedentedCNN
FBI source in Russia probe raises alarms over political surveillanceThe Hill
Politico -Business Insider -TIME -Chicago Tribune
all 1,015 news articles »
EPA reverses course, lets reporters into hearing after outcry - The Hill
Published at May 22, 2018, 12:57 pm

The Hill

EPA reverses course, lets reporters into hearing after outcry
The Hill
In a reversal following media outcry, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it would allow all representatives from the media to attend the second half of a chemical summit that previously barred all press. An EPA spokesperson announced ...
Why did Scott Pruitt's EPA ban reporters from an event?Washington Post
Pruitt bars AP, CNN from EPA summit on contaminants, guards push reporter out of buildingNBCNews.com
EPA reverses media ban at summit on toxic chemicalsPolitico
Wall Street Journal -ABC News -Business Insider -CBS News
all 145 news articles »
Teen charged in death of Baltimore County officer held without bail; three other suspects in custody - Baltimore Sun
Published at May 22, 2018, 4:07 pm

Baltimore Sun

Teen charged in death of Baltimore County officer held without bail; three other suspects in custody
Baltimore Sun
A 16-year-old has been arrested and charged as an adult in the death of a police officer on Monday, and three other suspects — all teenage males — are in custody. Dawnta Anthony Harris, of the 1600 block of Vincent Court in the Gilmor Homes complex ...
Teen charged with murder in Maryland officer's deathNBCNews.com
16-year-old charged in Maryland police officer's death; three others in custodyWashington Post
Suspects in killing of Baltimore County police officer arrested, eyed in burglaries in areaFox News
New York Daily News -New York Times -CNN -ABC News
all 237 news articles »
Man taped ranting about Spanish speakers, immigrants apologizes: 'I am not a racist' - USA TODAY
Published at May 22, 2018, 3:43 pm

USA TODAY

Man taped ranting about Spanish speakers, immigrants apologizes: 'I am not a racist'
USA TODAY
Your browser does not currently recognize any of the video formats available. Click here to visit our frequently asked questions about HTML5 video. Share. Include playlist. An error occurred while retrieving sharing information. Please try again later.
'I am not a racist': New York lawyer apologizes for rant about Spanish speakers in viral videoWashington Post
Read Aaron Schlossberg's Statement Explaining Away His Infamous Rant (& Insisting He Isn't Racist)Bustle

all 59 news articles »
Facebook face-off: EU gets little news from Zuckerberg - Reuters
Published at May 22, 2018, 6:31 am

Reuters

Facebook face-off: EU gets little news from Zuckerberg
Reuters
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sailed through a grilling from EU lawmakers about the social network's data policies as lengthy questions left the 34-year-old American little time to answer.
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Gets an Earful From the EUNew York Times
Zuckerberg's European Parliament testimony criticisedBBC News
Mark Zuckerberg's appearance before European Parliament yields an empty spectacleThe Verge
Washington Post -Recode -NPR -USA TODAY
all 472 news articles »
New York man, 30, is ordered to vacate parents' home after refusing to leave for months - Fox News
Published at May 22, 2018, 2:25 pm

Fox News

New York man, 30, is ordered to vacate parents' home after refusing to leave for months
Fox News
A 30-year-old man was outraged Tuesday when a judge ordered him to vacate his parents' home. The order came after a monthslong effort by the couple to get him to leave their New York residence. Michael Rotondo appeared in court for 30 minutes ...
Parents ask judge to evict 30-year-old after he won't move outCBS News
Judge Evicts 30-Year-Old Son Who Won't Move Out of His New York Parents' HomeNBC New York
New York parents sue 30-year-old son who refuses to move outBBC News
ABC News -Syracuse.com -New York Daily News
all 61 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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