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
Captain Cook's ship Endeavour may have been found off the US coast - CNN
Posted at 19.09.2018 05:42:20
CNNCaptain Cook's ship Endeavour may have been found off the US coastCNN(CNN) — The wreck of Captain Cook's HMS Endeavour may have finally been pinpointed, 17,000 kilometers (10,500 miles) from the country it is most famously associated with. Researchers in Rhode Island, on the US East Coast, said this week that they had ...
Trump Says Accusations Against 'Justice' Kavanaugh Are Unfair - New York Times
Posted at 19.09.2018 12:41:15
New York TimesTrump Says Accusations Against 'Justice' Kavanaugh Are UnfairNew York TimesBefore boarding Marine One for a visit to North Carolina, President Trump again defended Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, who has been accused of sexual assault by Christine Blasey Ford, a university professor.Published On Sept. 19, 2018 CreditCreditImage by ...
Suspect, four others wounded in Madison office shooting in Wisconsin - New York Post
Posted at 19.09.2018 13:34:01
New York PostSuspect, four others wounded in Madison office shooting in WisconsinNew York PostFour people were wounded in an office shooting in Wisconsin on Wednesday, according to reports. Emergency responders descended on a commercial building in Middleton just outside of Madison, which houses Esker Software and WTS Paradigm, ...
Trump promises 'a lot of money' to North Carolina for Florence recovery - The Tennessean
Posted at 19.09.2018 12:40:33
The TennesseanTrump promises 'a lot of money' to North Carolina for Florence recoveryThe TennesseanHAVELOCK, N.C. - President Donald Trump on Wednesday pledged the full support and finances of the federal government to support states struck by Tropical Storm Florence while insisting that at least some of the storm's danger lingered. Minutes after ...
A California Doctor and His Girlfriend Were Charged With Drugging and Raping Multiple Women - TIME
Posted at 19.09.2018 08:44:51
TIMEA California Doctor and His Girlfriend Were Charged With Drugging and Raping Multiple WomenTIMEAuthorities say that a California couple charged with drugging and sexually assaulting at least two women may have “worked in tandem” to prey on what could be hundreds of victims. Grant William Robicheaux, an orthopedic surgeon who appeared on an ...
Ted Cruz vs. Beto O'Rourke Polls: Who Is Leading? [Latest Updates] - Heavy.com
Posted at 19.09.2018 12:16:22
Heavy.comTed Cruz vs. Beto O'Rourke Polls: Who Is Leading? [Latest Updates]Heavy.comWhen Beto O'Rourke and Ted Cruz face each other in the Senate, who will win? The latest poll released on September 19 shows Beto slightly in the lead, but a poll released just the day before shows Ted Cruz with a sizeable lead. This can lead to a lot ...
Trump Attacks Sessions, Blaming Attorney General for Policy Lapses - Wall Street Journal
Posted at 19.09.2018 11:37:00
Wall Street JournalTrump Attacks Sessions, Blaming Attorney General for Policy LapsesWall Street JournalWASHINGTON—President Trump blasted Attorney General Jeff Sessions, saying that he “doesn't have an attorney general” due to various policy issues that he feels have gone unaddressed by the Justice Department. In an interview with Hill TV, posted late ...
Man at center of 3D-printed gun dispute charged with child sex assault - CBS News
Posted at 19.09.2018 12:55:00
CBS NewsMan at center of 3D-printed gun dispute charged with child sex assaultCBS NewsThe Texas man at the center of a heated national case about the distribution of 3D-printing gun blueprints was arrested Wednesday and charged with sexually assaulting a juvenile girl, according to an affidavit obtained by CBS News. Police say they ...
Elizabeth Smart kidnapper walks out of prison a free woman - Deseret News
Posted at 19.09.2018 10:43:16
Deseret NewsElizabeth Smart kidnapper walks out of prison a free womanDeseret NewsUTAH STATE PRISON — One of the two people who kidnapped 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart in 2002 and contributed to her ongoing sexual and physical abuse was released from prison after serving her entire sentence. Wanda Barzee, 72, walked out of the ...

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
Captain Cook's ship Endeavour may have been found off the US coast - CNN
Posted at 19.09.2018 05:42:20
CNNCaptain Cook's ship Endeavour may have been found off the US coastCNN(CNN) — The wreck of Captain Cook's HMS Endeavour may have finally been pinpointed, 17,000 kilometers (10,500 miles) from the country it is most famously associated with. Researchers in Rhode Island, on the US East Coast, said this week that they had ...
Trump Says Accusations Against 'Justice' Kavanaugh Are Unfair - New York Times
Posted at 19.09.2018 12:41:15
New York TimesTrump Says Accusations Against 'Justice' Kavanaugh Are UnfairNew York TimesBefore boarding Marine One for a visit to North Carolina, President Trump again defended Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, who has been accused of sexual assault by Christine Blasey Ford, a university professor.Published On Sept. 19, 2018 CreditCreditImage by ...
Suspect, four others wounded in Madison office shooting in Wisconsin - New York Post
Posted at 19.09.2018 13:34:01
New York PostSuspect, four others wounded in Madison office shooting in WisconsinNew York PostFour people were wounded in an office shooting in Wisconsin on Wednesday, according to reports. Emergency responders descended on a commercial building in Middleton just outside of Madison, which houses Esker Software and WTS Paradigm, ...
Trump promises 'a lot of money' to North Carolina for Florence recovery - The Tennessean
Posted at 19.09.2018 12:40:33
The TennesseanTrump promises 'a lot of money' to North Carolina for Florence recoveryThe TennesseanHAVELOCK, N.C. - President Donald Trump on Wednesday pledged the full support and finances of the federal government to support states struck by Tropical Storm Florence while insisting that at least some of the storm's danger lingered. Minutes after ...
A California Doctor and His Girlfriend Were Charged With Drugging and Raping Multiple Women - TIME
Posted at 19.09.2018 08:44:51
TIMEA California Doctor and His Girlfriend Were Charged With Drugging and Raping Multiple WomenTIMEAuthorities say that a California couple charged with drugging and sexually assaulting at least two women may have “worked in tandem” to prey on what could be hundreds of victims. Grant William Robicheaux, an orthopedic surgeon who appeared on an ...
Ted Cruz vs. Beto O'Rourke Polls: Who Is Leading? [Latest Updates] - Heavy.com
Posted at 19.09.2018 12:16:22
Heavy.comTed Cruz vs. Beto O'Rourke Polls: Who Is Leading? [Latest Updates]Heavy.comWhen Beto O'Rourke and Ted Cruz face each other in the Senate, who will win? The latest poll released on September 19 shows Beto slightly in the lead, but a poll released just the day before shows Ted Cruz with a sizeable lead. This can lead to a lot ...
Trump Attacks Sessions, Blaming Attorney General for Policy Lapses - Wall Street Journal
Posted at 19.09.2018 11:37:00
Wall Street JournalTrump Attacks Sessions, Blaming Attorney General for Policy LapsesWall Street JournalWASHINGTON—President Trump blasted Attorney General Jeff Sessions, saying that he “doesn't have an attorney general” due to various policy issues that he feels have gone unaddressed by the Justice Department. In an interview with Hill TV, posted late ...
Man at center of 3D-printed gun dispute charged with child sex assault - CBS News
Posted at 19.09.2018 12:55:00
CBS NewsMan at center of 3D-printed gun dispute charged with child sex assaultCBS NewsThe Texas man at the center of a heated national case about the distribution of 3D-printing gun blueprints was arrested Wednesday and charged with sexually assaulting a juvenile girl, according to an affidavit obtained by CBS News. Police say they ...
Elizabeth Smart kidnapper walks out of prison a free woman - Deseret News
Posted at 19.09.2018 10:43:16
Deseret NewsElizabeth Smart kidnapper walks out of prison a free womanDeseret NewsUTAH STATE PRISON — One of the two people who kidnapped 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart in 2002 and contributed to her ongoing sexual and physical abuse was released from prison after serving her entire sentence. Wanda Barzee, 72, walked out of the ...

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
Captain Cook's ship Endeavour may have been found off the US coast - CNN
Published at September 19, 2018, 5:42 am

CNN

Captain Cook's ship Endeavour may have been found off the US coast
CNN
(CNN) — The wreck of Captain Cook's HMS Endeavour may have finally been pinpointed, 17,000 kilometers (10,500 miles) from the country it is most famously associated with. Researchers in Rhode Island, on the US East Coast, said this week that they had ...
Mystery of Captain Cook's Endeavour 'solved' after 240 yearsNew York Post
Wreck of Captain Cook's HMS Endeavour 'discovered' off US coastThe Guardian
Captain Cook's HMS Endeavour might have been found in USBBC News
Newser -Telegraph.co.uk -The Canberra Times -The Conversation AU
all 285 news articles »
Trump Says Accusations Against 'Justice' Kavanaugh Are Unfair - New York Times
Published at September 19, 2018, 12:41 pm

New York Times

Trump Says Accusations Against 'Justice' Kavanaugh Are Unfair
New York Times
Before boarding Marine One for a visit to North Carolina, President Trump again defended Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, who has been accused of sexual assault by Christine Blasey Ford, a university professor.Published On Sept. 19, 2018 CreditCreditImage by ...
The Fate and Future of Christine Blasey FordThe Nation.
From Clarence Thomas to Kavanaugh: Why we're still asking the wrong questionsFast Company
Battle For The Senate: Candidates In Key Races Respond To Kavanaugh AllegationsNPR
The Atlantic -Snopes.com
all 12,615 news articles »
Suspect, four others wounded in Madison office shooting in Wisconsin - New York Post
Published at September 19, 2018, 1:34 pm

New York Post

Suspect, four others wounded in Madison office shooting in Wisconsin
New York Post
Four people were wounded in an office shooting in Wisconsin on Wednesday, according to reports. Emergency responders descended on a commercial building in Middleton just outside of Madison, which houses Esker Software and WTS Paradigm, ...
Gunman opens fire, four people wounded at Middleton software companyMilwaukee Journal Sentinel
Watch Live As Police Respond To Middleton Active ShooterPatch.com
Esker Software 'Shooting': 'Attack' Reported in MiddletonHeavy.com
Madison.com
all 1,691 news articles »
Trump promises 'a lot of money' to North Carolina for Florence recovery - The Tennessean
Published at September 19, 2018, 12:40 pm

The Tennessean

Trump promises 'a lot of money' to North Carolina for Florence recovery
The Tennessean
HAVELOCK, N.C. - President Donald Trump on Wednesday pledged the full support and finances of the federal government to support states struck by Tropical Storm Florence while insisting that at least some of the storm's danger lingered. Minutes after ...
Don't Underestimate the Danger of Trump's Trade War with ChinaThe New Yorker
EDITOR'S NOTES: Trump can learn from Texas better options than trade warSan Antonio Business Journal
Trump's China trade war is a shot in the darkThe Times

all 11,999 news articles »
A California Doctor and His Girlfriend Were Charged With Drugging and Raping Multiple Women - TIME
Published at September 19, 2018, 8:44 am

TIME

A California Doctor and His Girlfriend Were Charged With Drugging and Raping Multiple Women
TIME
Authorities say that a California couple charged with drugging and sexually assaulting at least two women may have “worked in tandem” to prey on what could be hundreds of victims. Grant William Robicheaux, an orthopedic surgeon who appeared on an ...
Reality TV contestant and girlfriend arrested for drugging, raping womenUSA TODAY
Surgeon Who Appeared On Bravo's 'Dating Rituals Of The American Male' Arrested For Rape By Use Of DrugsIn Touch Weekly
TV surgeon Grant Robicheaux and girlfriend Cerissa Riley suspected of two rapes and hundreds of sexual assaultsThe Times
BBC News
all 1,265 news articles »
Ted Cruz vs. Beto O'Rourke Polls: Who Is Leading? [Latest Updates] - Heavy.com
Published at September 19, 2018, 12:16 pm

Heavy.com

Ted Cruz vs. Beto O'Rourke Polls: Who Is Leading? [Latest Updates]
Heavy.com
When Beto O'Rourke and Ted Cruz face each other in the Senate, who will win? The latest poll released on September 19 shows Beto slightly in the lead, but a poll released just the day before shows Ted Cruz with a sizeable lead. This can lead to a lot ...

and more »
Trump Attacks Sessions, Blaming Attorney General for Policy Lapses - Wall Street Journal
Published at September 19, 2018, 11:37 am

Wall Street Journal

Trump Attacks Sessions, Blaming Attorney General for Policy Lapses
Wall Street Journal
WASHINGTON—President Trump blasted Attorney General Jeff Sessions, saying that he “doesn't have an attorney general” due to various policy issues that he feels have gone unaddressed by the Justice Department. In an interview with Hill TV, posted late ...
Hill.TV INTERVIEW EXCLUSIVE: Trump eviscerates Sessions: 'I don't have an attorney general'The Hill
'I Don't Have an Attorney General,' Trump Says in a New Attack on SessionsNew York Times
Trump Again Slams Jeff Sessions: 'I Don't Have An Attorney General'NPR
Washington Post -USA TODAY -WPVI-TV
all 984 news articles »
Man at center of 3D-printed gun dispute charged with child sex assault - CBS News
Published at September 19, 2018, 12:55 pm

CBS News

Man at center of 3D-printed gun dispute charged with child sex assault
CBS News
The Texas man at the center of a heated national case about the distribution of 3D-printing gun blueprints was arrested Wednesday and charged with sexually assaulting a juvenile girl, according to an affidavit obtained by CBS News. Police say they ...
Cody Wilson, Promoter of 3D-Printed Guns, Charged With Sexual Assault of ChildNew York Times
Texan Behind 3D-Printed Gun Legal Battle Charged With Sexual Assault of a MinorTIME
BREAKING: Austin man at center of 3D-printed gun debate faces sex assault chargeAustin American-Statesman
ABC News -Gizmodo -Dallas News
all 195 news articles »
Elizabeth Smart kidnapper walks out of prison a free woman - Deseret News
Published at September 19, 2018, 10:43 am

Deseret News

Elizabeth Smart kidnapper walks out of prison a free woman
Deseret News
UTAH STATE PRISON — One of the two people who kidnapped 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart in 2002 and contributed to her ongoing sexual and physical abuse was released from prison after serving her entire sentence. Wanda Barzee, 72, walked out of the ...
Elizabeth Smart Says 'Evil' Kidnapper Sat Next to Her While Husband Raped HerPEOPLE.com
Elizabeth Smart says kidnapper Wanda Barzee is 'still a big threat' to the publicFox News

all 2,091 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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