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
Dershowitz: Hard-Left Democrats Are 'Tolerating Anti-Semitism' to Avoid Being Alienated - Fox News Insider
Posted at 17.11.2018 13:04:31
Fox News InsiderDershowitz: Hard-Left Democrats Are 'Tolerating Anti-Semitism' to Avoid Being AlienatedFox News InsiderAlan Dershowitz said Saturday on Fox & Friends that Democrats on the extreme left are "tolerating anti-Semitism" to avoid being alienated by their base. His remarks come after Minnesota Rep.-elect Ilhan Omar seemed to reverse her stance on the Boycott, ...
Gillum concedes in Florida gubernatorial contest - Washington Post
Posted at 17.11.2018 21:48:45
Washington PostGillum concedes in Florida gubernatorial contestWashington PostDemocrat Andrew Gillum conceded, again, to Republican Ron DeSantis in the Florida governor's race Saturday, wrapping up one of three fiercely contested statewide races and making an ally of President Trump the top official in the key swing state. But ...
Trump's visit at Camp Fire devastation brings support, criticism after his tweets - Redding Record Searchlight
Posted at 18.11.2018 03:50:21
Redding Record SearchlightTrump's visit at Camp Fire devastation brings support, criticism after his tweetsRedding Record SearchlightJim Larkin knows President Donald Trump has shown little compassion for people like him, victims of the Camp Fire who lost everything in California's deadliest blaze, but he voted for him once. And he'd do so again. “Personally, I love the president ...
Pence's Sharp China Attacks Fuel Fears of New Cold War - Bloomberg
Posted at 18.11.2018 03:45:51
BloombergPence's Sharp China Attacks Fuel Fears of New Cold WarBloombergSince the Soviet Union fell in the early 1990s, Southeast Asia has sought to avoid getting caught in a fight between major powers. The Trump administration is making that position look increasingly untenable. Vice President Mike Pence sharpened U.S. ...
Obama makes surprise stop at Michelle's book tour, jokes about Jay-Z and Beyonce - CNN
Posted at 18.11.2018 04:15:10
CNNObama makes surprise stop at Michelle's book tour, jokes about Jay-Z and BeyonceCNN(CNN) Barack Obama made a surprise appearance at Michelle Obama's book tour in Washington, tossing in a reference to Jay-Z at a Beyonce concert. The former president showed up with a bouquet of flowers during the promotional event for his wife's ...
Migrants met with fear, disdain in Tijuana, Mexico - NBCNews.com
Posted at 18.11.2018 00:35:07
NBCNews.comMigrants met with fear, disdain in Tijuana, MexicoNBCNews.comTIJUANA, Mexico — In 2016, when as many as 3,000 Haitians who fled Hurricane Matthew ended up stuck in Tijuana without a legal way north, locals and leaders offered housing, clothing and jobs. “It's something people in Tijuana would cite with pride ...
House Win Part of Major Realignment in Southern California - U.S. News & World Report
Posted at 18.11.2018 00:08:40
U.S. News & World ReportHouse Win Part of Major Realignment in Southern CaliforniaU.S. News & World ReportDemocrat Gil Cisneros wins GOP-held US House seat in Southern California, cements stunning political realignment that leaves vast swath of Los Angeles metro area under Democratic control. Nov. 18, 2018, at 2:33 a.m.. More. U.S. News & World Report.Another Democrat flips a GOP House seat in CaliforniaNew York PostA Democratic Rout in Orange County: Cisneros's Win Makes It FourNew York TimesA Democratic Rout in Orange County: Cisneros' Win Makes It FourWRAL.comall 419 news articles »
Trump speaks with CIA about Khashoggi killing, says there will be a report by Tuesday - Washington Post
Posted at 17.11.2018 22:17:39
Washington PostTrump speaks with CIA about Khashoggi killing, says there will be a report by TuesdayWashington PostPresident Trump on Saturday said he had spoken with CIA Director Gina Haspel on the agency's finding that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and that there will be a “very full report” on the matter ...
Governor: Official who said whites are 'master race' must go - ABC News
Posted at 17.11.2018 19:17:48
ABC NewsGovernor: Official who said whites are 'master race' must goABC NewsKansas Gov. Jeff Colyer has called on a white county official to resign after the official said at a public meeting that he belongs to "the master race." Leavenworth County Commissioner Louis Klemp cited the master race — the Nazi ideology of Aryan ...

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
Dershowitz: Hard-Left Democrats Are 'Tolerating Anti-Semitism' to Avoid Being Alienated - Fox News Insider
Posted at 17.11.2018 13:04:31
Fox News InsiderDershowitz: Hard-Left Democrats Are 'Tolerating Anti-Semitism' to Avoid Being AlienatedFox News InsiderAlan Dershowitz said Saturday on Fox & Friends that Democrats on the extreme left are "tolerating anti-Semitism" to avoid being alienated by their base. His remarks come after Minnesota Rep.-elect Ilhan Omar seemed to reverse her stance on the Boycott, ...
Gillum concedes in Florida gubernatorial contest - Washington Post
Posted at 17.11.2018 21:48:45
Washington PostGillum concedes in Florida gubernatorial contestWashington PostDemocrat Andrew Gillum conceded, again, to Republican Ron DeSantis in the Florida governor's race Saturday, wrapping up one of three fiercely contested statewide races and making an ally of President Trump the top official in the key swing state. But ...
Trump's visit at Camp Fire devastation brings support, criticism after his tweets - Redding Record Searchlight
Posted at 18.11.2018 03:50:21
Redding Record SearchlightTrump's visit at Camp Fire devastation brings support, criticism after his tweetsRedding Record SearchlightJim Larkin knows President Donald Trump has shown little compassion for people like him, victims of the Camp Fire who lost everything in California's deadliest blaze, but he voted for him once. And he'd do so again. “Personally, I love the president ...
Pence's Sharp China Attacks Fuel Fears of New Cold War - Bloomberg
Posted at 18.11.2018 03:45:51
BloombergPence's Sharp China Attacks Fuel Fears of New Cold WarBloombergSince the Soviet Union fell in the early 1990s, Southeast Asia has sought to avoid getting caught in a fight between major powers. The Trump administration is making that position look increasingly untenable. Vice President Mike Pence sharpened U.S. ...
Obama makes surprise stop at Michelle's book tour, jokes about Jay-Z and Beyonce - CNN
Posted at 18.11.2018 04:15:10
CNNObama makes surprise stop at Michelle's book tour, jokes about Jay-Z and BeyonceCNN(CNN) Barack Obama made a surprise appearance at Michelle Obama's book tour in Washington, tossing in a reference to Jay-Z at a Beyonce concert. The former president showed up with a bouquet of flowers during the promotional event for his wife's ...
Migrants met with fear, disdain in Tijuana, Mexico - NBCNews.com
Posted at 18.11.2018 00:35:07
NBCNews.comMigrants met with fear, disdain in Tijuana, MexicoNBCNews.comTIJUANA, Mexico — In 2016, when as many as 3,000 Haitians who fled Hurricane Matthew ended up stuck in Tijuana without a legal way north, locals and leaders offered housing, clothing and jobs. “It's something people in Tijuana would cite with pride ...
House Win Part of Major Realignment in Southern California - U.S. News & World Report
Posted at 18.11.2018 00:08:40
U.S. News & World ReportHouse Win Part of Major Realignment in Southern CaliforniaU.S. News & World ReportDemocrat Gil Cisneros wins GOP-held US House seat in Southern California, cements stunning political realignment that leaves vast swath of Los Angeles metro area under Democratic control. Nov. 18, 2018, at 2:33 a.m.. More. U.S. News & World Report.Another Democrat flips a GOP House seat in CaliforniaNew York PostA Democratic Rout in Orange County: Cisneros's Win Makes It FourNew York TimesA Democratic Rout in Orange County: Cisneros' Win Makes It FourWRAL.comall 419 news articles »
Trump speaks with CIA about Khashoggi killing, says there will be a report by Tuesday - Washington Post
Posted at 17.11.2018 22:17:39
Washington PostTrump speaks with CIA about Khashoggi killing, says there will be a report by TuesdayWashington PostPresident Trump on Saturday said he had spoken with CIA Director Gina Haspel on the agency's finding that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and that there will be a “very full report” on the matter ...
Governor: Official who said whites are 'master race' must go - ABC News
Posted at 17.11.2018 19:17:48
ABC NewsGovernor: Official who said whites are 'master race' must goABC NewsKansas Gov. Jeff Colyer has called on a white county official to resign after the official said at a public meeting that he belongs to "the master race." Leavenworth County Commissioner Louis Klemp cited the master race — the Nazi ideology of Aryan ...

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
Dershowitz: Hard-Left Democrats Are 'Tolerating Anti-Semitism' to Avoid Being Alienated - Fox News Insider
Published at November 17, 2018, 1:04 pm

Fox News Insider

Dershowitz: Hard-Left Democrats Are 'Tolerating Anti-Semitism' to Avoid Being Alienated
Fox News Insider
Alan Dershowitz said Saturday on Fox & Friends that Democrats on the extreme left are "tolerating anti-Semitism" to avoid being alienated by their base. His remarks come after Minnesota Rep.-elect Ilhan Omar seemed to reverse her stance on the Boycott, ...

and more »
Gillum concedes in Florida gubernatorial contest - Washington Post
Published at November 17, 2018, 9:48 pm

Washington Post

Gillum concedes in Florida gubernatorial contest
Washington Post
Democrat Andrew Gillum conceded, again, to Republican Ron DeSantis in the Florida governor's race Saturday, wrapping up one of three fiercely contested statewide races and making an ally of President Trump the top official in the key swing state. But ...
1st Black Democratic nominee for Florida gov gives up raceSFGate
Gillum Concedes Defeat Again After Recount in Close Fought Florida Gubernatorial ElectionNewsweek
Charlie Kirk: Democrats come out the big losers in Florida's election messFox News
Tallahassee.com -Facebook
all 1,417 news articles »
Trump's visit at Camp Fire devastation brings support, criticism after his tweets - Redding Record Searchlight
Published at November 18, 2018, 3:50 am

Redding Record Searchlight

Trump's visit at Camp Fire devastation brings support, criticism after his tweets
Redding Record Searchlight
Jim Larkin knows President Donald Trump has shown little compassion for people like him, victims of the Camp Fire who lost everything in California's deadliest blaze, but he voted for him once. And he'd do so again. “Personally, I love the president ...
Death toll rises to 76 in California fire with winds aheadPhilly.com
Trump pledges federal help for burned out Californians but again blames poor forest management for firesWashington Post
California fire: Death toll in and around Paradise grows to 76 with 1276 still missing as Trump visitsLos Angeles Times
ABC News -The Weekly Standard
all 6,805 news articles »
Pence's Sharp China Attacks Fuel Fears of New Cold War - Bloomberg
Published at November 18, 2018, 3:45 am

Bloomberg

Pence's Sharp China Attacks Fuel Fears of New Cold War
Bloomberg
Since the Soviet Union fell in the early 1990s, Southeast Asia has sought to avoid getting caught in a fight between major powers. The Trump administration is making that position look increasingly untenable. Vice President Mike Pence sharpened U.S. ...
Xi and Pence Stake Out Trade Positions in Dueling Speeches at Pacific Rim ForumNew York Times
APEC talks conclude without communique amid US-China trade tensionsCBC.ca
Spotlight: Xi urges higher-level Asia-Pacific cooperation as mankind at historical crossroadsXinhua
The Guardian
all 3,313 news articles »
Obama makes surprise stop at Michelle's book tour, jokes about Jay-Z and Beyonce - CNN
Published at November 18, 2018, 4:15 am

CNN

Obama makes surprise stop at Michelle's book tour, jokes about Jay-Z and Beyonce
CNN
(CNN) Barack Obama made a surprise appearance at Michelle Obama's book tour in Washington, tossing in a reference to Jay-Z at a Beyonce concert. The former president showed up with a bouquet of flowers during the promotional event for his wife's ...
Barack Obama surprise guest at Michelle Obama's book showWashington Post
Michelle Obama says not always easy to live up to "we go high"The Hill (blog)
Becoming by Michelle Obama – reviewThe Guardian
New York Post -Daily Mail
all 316 news articles »
Migrants met with fear, disdain in Tijuana, Mexico - NBCNews.com
Published at November 18, 2018, 12:35 am

NBCNews.com

Migrants met with fear, disdain in Tijuana, Mexico
NBCNews.com
TIJUANA, Mexico — In 2016, when as many as 3,000 Haitians who fled Hurricane Matthew ended up stuck in Tijuana without a legal way north, locals and leaders offered housing, clothing and jobs. “It's something people in Tijuana would cite with pride ...
Tensions mount in Tijuana as migrant caravan arrivals swellThe San Diego Union-Tribune
Migrants won't see armed US soldiers on border10News

all 321 news articles »
House Win Part of Major Realignment in Southern California - U.S. News & World Report
Published at November 18, 2018, 12:08 am

U.S. News & World Report

House Win Part of Major Realignment in Southern California
U.S. News & World Report
Democrat Gil Cisneros wins GOP-held US House seat in Southern California, cements stunning political realignment that leaves vast swath of Los Angeles metro area under Democratic control. Nov. 18, 2018, at 2:33 a.m.. More. U.S. News & World Report.
Another Democrat flips a GOP House seat in CaliforniaNew York Post
A Democratic Rout in Orange County: Cisneros's Win Makes It FourNew York Times
A Democratic Rout in Orange County: Cisneros' Win Makes It FourWRAL.com

all 419 news articles »
Trump speaks with CIA about Khashoggi killing, says there will be a report by Tuesday - Washington Post
Published at November 17, 2018, 10:17 pm

Washington Post

Trump speaks with CIA about Khashoggi killing, says there will be a report by Tuesday
Washington Post
President Trump on Saturday said he had spoken with CIA Director Gina Haspel on the agency's finding that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and that there will be a “very full report” on the matter ...
Trump Says Report on Khashoggi Killing Coming Early in the WeekWall Street Journal
Trump: Report will confirm who caused Jamal Khashoggi's killing. CIA hasn't come to conclusion.USA TODAY
CIA concludes Saudi crown prince ordered Jamal Khashoggi's assassinationWashington Post

all 6,758 news articles »
Governor: Official who said whites are 'master race' must go - ABC News
Published at November 17, 2018, 7:17 pm

ABC News

Governor: Official who said whites are 'master race' must go
ABC News
Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer has called on a white county official to resign after the official said at a public meeting that he belongs to "the master race." Leavenworth County Commissioner Louis Klemp cited the master race — the Nazi ideology of Aryan ...

and more »
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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