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
Iran nuclear deal: US rejects EU plea for sanctions exemption - BBC News
Posted at 15.07.2018 19:20:55
BBC NewsIran nuclear deal: US rejects EU plea for sanctions exemptionBBC NewsThe US has rebuffed high-level pleas from the European Union to grant exemptions to European companies from its sanctions against Iran. In a letter to European nations, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the US rejected the appeal because it wants to ...
Trump can't beat Putin at his own game - Washington Post
Posted at 16.07.2018 01:15:00
Washington PostTrump can't beat Putin at his own gameWashington PostWant smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter. Before last Thursday, President Trump's meeting in Helsinki ...
Chicago police release video to ease tensions after killing Harith Augustus - Washington Post
Posted at 15.07.2018 18:07:13
Washington PostChicago police release video to ease tensions after killing Harith AugustusWashington PostProtests erupted in Chicago after an officer fatally shot an armed black man Saturday evening, prompting police to release body camera video of the killing to ease simmering tensions. The Chicago Police Department said an officer fired at 37-year-old ...
Immigrant children: Federal judge orders families separated at border be reunited within 30 days - USA TODAY
Posted at 27.06.2018 13:14:31
USA TODAYImmigrant children: Federal judge orders families separated at border be reunited within 30 daysUSA TODAYA federal judge in California has ordered U.S. immigration authorities to reunite separated families on the border within 30 days, describing the Trump administration's handling of the crisis as attempts "to address a chaotic circumstance of the ...
Feinstein Has Advantages in California Race. De León Now Has Party Leaders. - New York Times
Posted at 15.07.2018 20:00:32
New York TimesFeinstein Has Advantages in California Race. De León Now Has Party Leaders.New York TimesLOS ANGELES — The first rebuke to Senator Dianne Feinstein came in February, when the California Democratic Party delivered 54 percent of its convention vote to her opponent, Kevin de León, a state senator — just short of the 60 percent he needed for ...
Police officer, bystander fatally shot near Boston - CNN
Posted at 15.07.2018 15:52:33
CNNPolice officer, bystander fatally shot near BostonCNN(CNN) A policeman near Boston was fatally shot with his own service weapon Sunday morning by a man who used the same gun to kill a female bystander in her home, authorities said. Officer Michael C. Chesna. Weymouth Officer Michael Chesna, 42, ...
Elon Musk, insisting he helped in Thai cave rescue, calls actual rescuer a 'pedo' - Chicago Tribune
Posted at 15.07.2018 22:35:00
Chicago TribuneElon Musk, insisting he helped in Thai cave rescue, calls actual rescuer a 'pedo'Chicago TribuneIt has been five days since a dozen boys were rescued from a flooded cave in Thailand, and five days since Elon Musk has been wandering in a Twitter labyrinth of his own making. The Silicon Valley engineer and billionaire was briefly seen in Thailand ...
3 police officers shot in Kansas City, rifle-wielding suspect killed: Officials - ABC News
Posted at 15.07.2018 16:06:41
ABC News3 police officers shot in Kansas City, rifle-wielding suspect killed: OfficialsABC NewsA man wanted for questioning in the murder of a college student shot three police officers in Kansas City, Missouri, on Sunday during a series of firefights that began at a motel and ended with his death when he bolted from a house with his rifle ...
Review: Sacha Baron Cohen back with old style, same results - Washington Post
Posted at 15.07.2018 23:50:27
Washington PostReview: Sacha Baron Cohen back with old style, same resultsWashington PostNEW YORK — The provocateur Sacha Baron Cohen has rebooted his ambush chat show and before any judgment is made about the wisdom of that decision, you have to admire the sheer perseverance of not only the host but also his so-called guests.Review: Sacha Baron Cohen Is Back. Should We Care?New York TimesSacha Baron Cohen Is Hit-And-Miss In 'Who Is America?'NPR'Who Is America?' Premiere: Who Did Sacha Baron Cohen Dupe?Hollywood ReporterVulture -HuffPost -BuzzFeed News -Slate Magazineall 305 news articles »

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
Iran nuclear deal: US rejects EU plea for sanctions exemption - BBC News
Posted at 15.07.2018 19:20:55
BBC NewsIran nuclear deal: US rejects EU plea for sanctions exemptionBBC NewsThe US has rebuffed high-level pleas from the European Union to grant exemptions to European companies from its sanctions against Iran. In a letter to European nations, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the US rejected the appeal because it wants to ...
Trump can't beat Putin at his own game - Washington Post
Posted at 16.07.2018 01:15:00
Washington PostTrump can't beat Putin at his own gameWashington PostWant smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter. Before last Thursday, President Trump's meeting in Helsinki ...
Chicago police release video to ease tensions after killing Harith Augustus - Washington Post
Posted at 15.07.2018 18:07:13
Washington PostChicago police release video to ease tensions after killing Harith AugustusWashington PostProtests erupted in Chicago after an officer fatally shot an armed black man Saturday evening, prompting police to release body camera video of the killing to ease simmering tensions. The Chicago Police Department said an officer fired at 37-year-old ...
Immigrant children: Federal judge orders families separated at border be reunited within 30 days - USA TODAY
Posted at 27.06.2018 13:14:31
USA TODAYImmigrant children: Federal judge orders families separated at border be reunited within 30 daysUSA TODAYA federal judge in California has ordered U.S. immigration authorities to reunite separated families on the border within 30 days, describing the Trump administration's handling of the crisis as attempts "to address a chaotic circumstance of the ...
Feinstein Has Advantages in California Race. De León Now Has Party Leaders. - New York Times
Posted at 15.07.2018 20:00:32
New York TimesFeinstein Has Advantages in California Race. De León Now Has Party Leaders.New York TimesLOS ANGELES — The first rebuke to Senator Dianne Feinstein came in February, when the California Democratic Party delivered 54 percent of its convention vote to her opponent, Kevin de León, a state senator — just short of the 60 percent he needed for ...
Police officer, bystander fatally shot near Boston - CNN
Posted at 15.07.2018 15:52:33
CNNPolice officer, bystander fatally shot near BostonCNN(CNN) A policeman near Boston was fatally shot with his own service weapon Sunday morning by a man who used the same gun to kill a female bystander in her home, authorities said. Officer Michael C. Chesna. Weymouth Officer Michael Chesna, 42, ...
Elon Musk, insisting he helped in Thai cave rescue, calls actual rescuer a 'pedo' - Chicago Tribune
Posted at 15.07.2018 22:35:00
Chicago TribuneElon Musk, insisting he helped in Thai cave rescue, calls actual rescuer a 'pedo'Chicago TribuneIt has been five days since a dozen boys were rescued from a flooded cave in Thailand, and five days since Elon Musk has been wandering in a Twitter labyrinth of his own making. The Silicon Valley engineer and billionaire was briefly seen in Thailand ...
3 police officers shot in Kansas City, rifle-wielding suspect killed: Officials - ABC News
Posted at 15.07.2018 16:06:41
ABC News3 police officers shot in Kansas City, rifle-wielding suspect killed: OfficialsABC NewsA man wanted for questioning in the murder of a college student shot three police officers in Kansas City, Missouri, on Sunday during a series of firefights that began at a motel and ended with his death when he bolted from a house with his rifle ...
Review: Sacha Baron Cohen back with old style, same results - Washington Post
Posted at 15.07.2018 23:50:27
Washington PostReview: Sacha Baron Cohen back with old style, same resultsWashington PostNEW YORK — The provocateur Sacha Baron Cohen has rebooted his ambush chat show and before any judgment is made about the wisdom of that decision, you have to admire the sheer perseverance of not only the host but also his so-called guests.Review: Sacha Baron Cohen Is Back. Should We Care?New York TimesSacha Baron Cohen Is Hit-And-Miss In 'Who Is America?'NPR'Who Is America?' Premiere: Who Did Sacha Baron Cohen Dupe?Hollywood ReporterVulture -HuffPost -BuzzFeed News -Slate Magazineall 305 news articles »

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
Iran nuclear deal: US rejects EU plea for sanctions exemption - BBC News
Published at July 15, 2018, 7:20 pm

BBC News

Iran nuclear deal: US rejects EU plea for sanctions exemption
BBC News
The US has rebuffed high-level pleas from the European Union to grant exemptions to European companies from its sanctions against Iran. In a letter to European nations, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the US rejected the appeal because it wants to ...

and more »
Trump can't beat Putin at his own game - Washington Post
Published at July 16, 2018, 1:15 am

Washington Post

Trump can't beat Putin at his own game
Washington Post
Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter. Before last Thursday, President Trump's meeting in Helsinki ...
Trump Says He'll Do 'Just Fine' Before Putin Summit in HelsinkiBloomberg
Sen. Ben Sasse calls Putin 'murderer,' says Trump shouldn't meet with Russian presidentABC News
A look at the issues at stake ahead of Trump and Putin's summitCNBC
Reuters -New York Times
all 2,890 news articles »
Chicago police release video to ease tensions after killing Harith Augustus - Washington Post
Published at July 15, 2018, 6:07 pm

Washington Post

Chicago police release video to ease tensions after killing Harith Augustus
Washington Post
Protests erupted in Chicago after an officer fatally shot an armed black man Saturday evening, prompting police to release body camera video of the killing to ease simmering tensions. The Chicago Police Department said an officer fired at 37-year-old ...
Preparing to meet Putin, Trump calls the European Union a 'foe'Los Angeles Times
Chicago police release body camera footage of fatal officer-involved shooting that prompted protestsChicago Tribune
Chicago police release bodycam footage of fatal shooting that sparked protestsABC News
CBS News -Fox News -NPR -USA TODAY
all 604 news articles »
Immigrant children: Federal judge orders families separated at border be reunited within 30 days - USA TODAY
Published at June 27, 2018, 1:14 pm

USA TODAY

Immigrant children: Federal judge orders families separated at border be reunited within 30 days
USA TODAY
A federal judge in California has ordered U.S. immigration authorities to reunite separated families on the border within 30 days, describing the Trump administration's handling of the crisis as attempts "to address a chaotic circumstance of the ...

and more »
Feinstein Has Advantages in California Race. De León Now Has Party Leaders. - New York Times
Published at July 15, 2018, 8:00 pm

New York Times

Feinstein Has Advantages in California Race. De León Now Has Party Leaders.
New York Times
LOS ANGELES — The first rebuke to Senator Dianne Feinstein came in February, when the California Democratic Party delivered 54 percent of its convention vote to her opponent, Kevin de León, a state senator — just short of the 60 percent he needed for ...
Feinstein remains favorite in California race despite snubWashington Post
As Democratic Party activists reject Sen. Feinstein, which side of the debate is more in touch with voters?Los Angeles Times
California Democratic Officials Reject Dianne FeinsteinWall Street Journal
National Review -Politico -NBC Southern California -Los Angeles Times
all 121 news articles »
Police officer, bystander fatally shot near Boston - CNN
Published at July 15, 2018, 3:52 pm

CNN

Police officer, bystander fatally shot near Boston
CNN
(CNN) A policeman near Boston was fatally shot with his own service weapon Sunday morning by a man who used the same gun to kill a female bystander in her home, authorities said. Officer Michael C. Chesna. Weymouth Officer Michael Chesna, 42, ...
Mass. Officer Dies After Being Hit With Rock, Shot With Own GunNECN
Weymouth Police Officer, Bystander Killed In Morning ShootingPatch.com
Police officer, bystander shot, killed in Weymouth; suspect in custodyWCVB Boston
MassLive.com -The Boston Globe -The Boston Globe -NBC10 Boston
all 188 news articles »
Elon Musk, insisting he helped in Thai cave rescue, calls actual rescuer a 'pedo' - Chicago Tribune
Published at July 15, 2018, 10:35 pm

Chicago Tribune

Elon Musk, insisting he helped in Thai cave rescue, calls actual rescuer a 'pedo'
Chicago Tribune
It has been five days since a dozen boys were rescued from a flooded cave in Thailand, and five days since Elon Musk has been wandering in a Twitter labyrinth of his own making. The Silicon Valley engineer and billionaire was briefly seen in Thailand ...
The British diver from the Thai cave rescue that Elon Musk called a 'pedo' is considering suing the billionaireBusiness Insider
Elon Musk's 'pedo guy' tweet fuels polarization problemCNET
Elon Musk tweets he'll “bet ya a signed dollar” that Thai cave rescuer is a “pedo”TechCrunch
The Guardian
all 412 news articles »
3 police officers shot in Kansas City, rifle-wielding suspect killed: Officials - ABC News
Published at July 15, 2018, 4:06 pm

ABC News

3 police officers shot in Kansas City, rifle-wielding suspect killed: Officials
ABC News
A man wanted for questioning in the murder of a college student shot three police officers in Kansas City, Missouri, on Sunday during a series of firefights that began at a motel and ended with his death when he bolted from a house with his rifle ...
1 police officer killed in Weymouth, Mass., 3 hurt in Kansas City, Mo., in separate shootingsUSA TODAY
'He just popped up': Police investigating this man in UMKC student's killing were ambushedKansas City Star
Three KCPD officers shot expected to survive, suspect linked to UMKC student's murder killedKSHB
CNN -New York Daily News -CBS News -Reuters
all 323 news articles »
Review: Sacha Baron Cohen back with old style, same results - Washington Post
Published at July 15, 2018, 11:50 pm

Washington Post

Review: Sacha Baron Cohen back with old style, same results
Washington Post
NEW YORK — The provocateur Sacha Baron Cohen has rebooted his ambush chat show and before any judgment is made about the wisdom of that decision, you have to admire the sheer perseverance of not only the host but also his so-called guests.
Review: Sacha Baron Cohen Is Back. Should We Care?New York Times
Sacha Baron Cohen Is Hit-And-Miss In 'Who Is America?'NPR
'Who Is America?' Premiere: Who Did Sacha Baron Cohen Dupe?Hollywood Reporter
Vulture -HuffPost -BuzzFeed News -Slate Magazine
all 305 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
If you need documentation, please go here.
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.