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
Newest Wrinkle In Russia Election Meddling: Troll Farm Reportedly Sent Employees To US - BuzzFeed News
Posted at 17.10.2017 15:15:24
BuzzFeed NewsNewest Wrinkle In Russia Election Meddling: Troll Farm Reportedly Sent Employees To USBuzzFeed NewsThe Russian news outlet TV Rain cited a former employee of the Internet Research Agency in its report that IRA employees were dispatched to the US. Originally posted on October 17, 2017, at 11:41 a.m.. Updated on October 17, 2017, at 12:22 p.m..St Petersburg 'troll farm' had 90 dedicated staff working to influence US election campaignThe IndependentPutin-tied Russian oligarch bankrolled 'troll factory' to spread fake news during 2016 election: reportRaw Storyall 20 news articles »
2 Senators Strike Deal on Health Subsidies That Trump Cut Off - New York Times
Posted at 17.10.2017 19:21:05
New York Times2 Senators Strike Deal on Health Subsidies That Trump Cut OffNew York TimesSenators Patty Murray and Lamar Alexander during a hearing of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions in Washington last month. Credit Pete Marovich for The New York Times. WASHINGTON — Two leading senators, hoping to ...
Twelve days of silence, then a swipe at Obama: How Trump handled four dead soldiers - Washington Post
Posted at 17.10.2017 20:38:55
Washington PostTwelve days of silence, then a swipe at Obama: How Trump handled four dead soldiersWashington PostOn Oct. 4, the day four U.S. Special Forces soldiers were gunned down at the border of Niger and Mali in the deadliest combat incident since President Trump took office, the commander in chief was lighting up Twitter with attacks on the “fake news” media.In troop dispute, Trump pits himself against a favorite foil: ObamaCNNTrump's Self-Absorption on War DeathsNew York Times'Trump's Claim Is Wrong': Comments On Presidents' Calls To Military Families RebuttedNPRThe Atlantic -Los Angeles Times -USA TODAY -Fox Newsall 389 news articles »
Federal judge blocks Trump's third travel ban - Washington Post
Posted at 17.10.2017 15:12:15
Washington PostFederal judge blocks Trump's third travel banWashington PostA federal judge on Tuesday largely blocked the Trump administration from implementing the latest version of the president's controversial travel ban, setting up yet another legal showdown on the extent of the executive branch's powers when it comes to ...
Gordon Hayward fractures ankle minutes into Celtics debut - ESPN
Posted at 17.10.2017 20:48:27
ESPNGordon Hayward fractures ankle minutes into Celtics debutESPNCLEVELAND -- Celtics forward Gordon Hayward was stretchered off the floor in Cleveland after suffering a horrific-looking ankle injury a little more than five minutes into his Boston debut Tuesday night. The team later announced that Hayward fractured ...
Bob Weinstein Harassment Claim: The Scandal Spreads (Analysis) - Variety
Posted at 17.10.2017 19:58:50
VarietyBob Weinstein Harassment Claim: The Scandal Spreads (Analysis)VarietyIt was another rough day at the Weinstein Co. As Harvey Weinstein's sexual harassment and assault scandal continues to worsen as more and more victims come forward, his brother Bob Weinstein has become ensared with troubles of his own. With his older ...
Casino company seems to be in touch with missing security guard Jesus Campos - Los Angeles Times
Posted at 17.10.2017 16:00:25
Los Angeles TimesCasino company seems to be in touch with missing security guard Jesus CamposLos Angeles TimesThe company that owns the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino implied Tuesday that it was in touch with wounded security guard Jesus Campos, who seemingly vanished last week as questions mounted over the Las Vegas casino's response to the Oct. 1 ...
Raqqa, ISIS 'Capital,' Is Captured, US-Backed Forces Say - New York Times
Posted at 17.10.2017 18:29:27
New York TimesRaqqa, ISIS 'Capital,' Is Captured, US-Backed Forces SayNew York TimesMembers of the Syrian Democratic Forces greeted one another after returning from the frontline in east Raqqa last week. On Tuesday, the American-backed militia group announced that it had taken full control of the city. Credit Ivor Prickett for The New ...
Trump officials' hard-line negotiating tactics lead to a trade talks standoff - Washington Post
Posted at 17.10.2017 19:49:40
Washington PostTrump officials' hard-line negotiating tactics lead to a trade talks standoffWashington PostPresident Trump has tried to bring his abrasive dealmaking style to the North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations, but the fourth round of talks ended Tuesday without any sign that Canada and Mexico were planning to knuckle under to U.S. ...

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
Newest Wrinkle In Russia Election Meddling: Troll Farm Reportedly Sent Employees To US - BuzzFeed News
Posted at 17.10.2017 15:15:24
BuzzFeed NewsNewest Wrinkle In Russia Election Meddling: Troll Farm Reportedly Sent Employees To USBuzzFeed NewsThe Russian news outlet TV Rain cited a former employee of the Internet Research Agency in its report that IRA employees were dispatched to the US. Originally posted on October 17, 2017, at 11:41 a.m.. Updated on October 17, 2017, at 12:22 p.m..St Petersburg 'troll farm' had 90 dedicated staff working to influence US election campaignThe IndependentPutin-tied Russian oligarch bankrolled 'troll factory' to spread fake news during 2016 election: reportRaw Storyall 20 news articles »
2 Senators Strike Deal on Health Subsidies That Trump Cut Off - New York Times
Posted at 17.10.2017 19:21:05
New York Times2 Senators Strike Deal on Health Subsidies That Trump Cut OffNew York TimesSenators Patty Murray and Lamar Alexander during a hearing of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions in Washington last month. Credit Pete Marovich for The New York Times. WASHINGTON — Two leading senators, hoping to ...
Twelve days of silence, then a swipe at Obama: How Trump handled four dead soldiers - Washington Post
Posted at 17.10.2017 20:38:55
Washington PostTwelve days of silence, then a swipe at Obama: How Trump handled four dead soldiersWashington PostOn Oct. 4, the day four U.S. Special Forces soldiers were gunned down at the border of Niger and Mali in the deadliest combat incident since President Trump took office, the commander in chief was lighting up Twitter with attacks on the “fake news” media.In troop dispute, Trump pits himself against a favorite foil: ObamaCNNTrump's Self-Absorption on War DeathsNew York Times'Trump's Claim Is Wrong': Comments On Presidents' Calls To Military Families RebuttedNPRThe Atlantic -Los Angeles Times -USA TODAY -Fox Newsall 388 news articles »
Federal judge blocks Trump's third travel ban - Washington Post
Posted at 17.10.2017 15:12:15
Washington PostFederal judge blocks Trump's third travel banWashington PostA federal judge on Tuesday largely blocked the Trump administration from implementing the latest version of the president's controversial travel ban, setting up yet another legal showdown on the extent of the executive branch's powers when it comes to ...
Gordon Hayward fractures ankle minutes into Celtics debut - ESPN
Posted at 17.10.2017 20:48:27
ESPNGordon Hayward fractures ankle minutes into Celtics debutESPNCLEVELAND -- Celtics forward Gordon Hayward was stretchered off the floor in Cleveland after suffering a horrific-looking ankle injury a little more than five minutes into his Boston debut Tuesday night. The team later announced that Hayward fractured ...
Bob Weinstein Harassment Claim: The Scandal Spreads (Analysis) - Variety
Posted at 17.10.2017 19:58:50
VarietyBob Weinstein Harassment Claim: The Scandal Spreads (Analysis)VarietyIt was another rough day at the Weinstein Co. As Harvey Weinstein's sexual harassment and assault scandal continues to worsen as more and more victims come forward, his brother Bob Weinstein has become ensared with troubles of his own. With his older ...
Where's Jesus? Vegas guard's vanishing just the latest mass-shooting mystery - New York Post
Posted at 17.10.2017 19:32:00
New York PostWhere's Jesus? Vegas guard's vanishing just the latest mass-shooting mysteryNew York PostThe mass shooting in Las Vegas has only gotten stranger in the weeks since. Before explaining how, let me emphasize at the outset: Do not read this column as implying any sort of conspiracy theory. In fact, even now — more than two weeks after the ...
Raqqa, ISIS 'Capital,' Is Captured, US-Backed Forces Say - New York Times
Posted at 17.10.2017 18:29:27
New York TimesRaqqa, ISIS 'Capital,' Is Captured, US-Backed Forces SayNew York TimesMembers of the Syrian Democratic Forces greeted one another after returning from the frontline in east Raqqa last week. On Tuesday, the American-backed militia group announced that it had taken full control of the city. Credit Ivor Prickett for The New ...
Trump officials' hard-line negotiating tactics lead to a trade talks standoff - Washington Post
Posted at 17.10.2017 19:49:40
Washington PostTrump officials' hard-line negotiating tactics lead to a trade talks standoffWashington PostPresident Trump has tried to bring his abrasive dealmaking style to the North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations, but the fourth round of talks ended Tuesday without any sign that Canada and Mexico were planning to knuckle under to U.S. ...

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
Newest Wrinkle In Russia Election Meddling: Troll Farm Reportedly Sent Employees To US - BuzzFeed News
Published at October 17, 2017, 3:15 pm

BuzzFeed News

Newest Wrinkle In Russia Election Meddling: Troll Farm Reportedly Sent Employees To US
BuzzFeed News
The Russian news outlet TV Rain cited a former employee of the Internet Research Agency in its report that IRA employees were dispatched to the US. Originally posted on October 17, 2017, at 11:41 a.m.. Updated on October 17, 2017, at 12:22 p.m..
St Petersburg 'troll farm' had 90 dedicated staff working to influence US election campaignThe Independent
Putin-tied Russian oligarch bankrolled 'troll factory' to spread fake news during 2016 election: reportRaw Story

all 20 news articles »
2 Senators Strike Deal on Health Subsidies That Trump Cut Off - New York Times
Published at October 17, 2017, 7:21 pm

New York Times

2 Senators Strike Deal on Health Subsidies That Trump Cut Off
New York Times
Senators Patty Murray and Lamar Alexander during a hearing of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions in Washington last month. Credit Pete Marovich for The New York Times. WASHINGTON — Two leading senators, hoping to ...
Bipartisan Obamacare deal would need Trump lobbying musclePolitico
New health deal falls flat with GOPThe Hill
Bipartisan senators reach small deal on health careCNN
Slate Magazine -NPR -Los Angeles Times -NBCNews.com
all 220 news articles »
Twelve days of silence, then a swipe at Obama: How Trump handled four dead soldiers - Washington Post
Published at October 17, 2017, 8:38 pm

Washington Post

Twelve days of silence, then a swipe at Obama: How Trump handled four dead soldiers
Washington Post
On Oct. 4, the day four U.S. Special Forces soldiers were gunned down at the border of Niger and Mali in the deadliest combat incident since President Trump took office, the commander in chief was lighting up Twitter with attacks on the “fake news” media.
In troop dispute, Trump pits himself against a favorite foil: ObamaCNN
Trump's Self-Absorption on War DeathsNew York Times
'Trump's Claim Is Wrong': Comments On Presidents' Calls To Military Families RebuttedNPR
The Atlantic -Los Angeles Times -USA TODAY -Fox News
all 390 news articles »
Federal judge blocks Trump's third travel ban - Washington Post
Published at October 17, 2017, 3:12 pm

Washington Post

Federal judge blocks Trump's third travel ban
Washington Post
A federal judge on Tuesday largely blocked the Trump administration from implementing the latest version of the president's controversial travel ban, setting up yet another legal showdown on the extent of the executive branch's powers when it comes to ...
Judge Temporarily Halts New Version of Trump's Travel BanNew York Times
Judge blocks Trump's latest travel ban orderPolitico
Hawaii judge blocks Trump's latest travel banCNN
The Hill -NPR -Fox News -USA TODAY
all 189 news articles »
Gordon Hayward fractures ankle minutes into Celtics debut - ESPN
Published at October 17, 2017, 8:48 pm

ESPN

Gordon Hayward fractures ankle minutes into Celtics debut
ESPN
CLEVELAND -- Celtics forward Gordon Hayward was stretchered off the floor in Cleveland after suffering a horrific-looking ankle injury a little more than five minutes into his Boston debut Tuesday night. The team later announced that Hayward fractured ...
Boston Celtics' Gordon Hayward suffers fractured ankle in season openerNBA.com
NBA Players React to Gordon Hayward's Gruesome InjurySports Illustrated
Gordon Hayward Fractures Ankle vs. Cavaliers, Stretchered Off CourtBleacher Report
USA TODAY -Yahoo Sports -SB Nation -New York Post
all 184 news articles »
Bob Weinstein Harassment Claim: The Scandal Spreads (Analysis) - Variety
Published at October 17, 2017, 7:58 pm

Variety

Bob Weinstein Harassment Claim: The Scandal Spreads (Analysis)
Variety
It was another rough day at the Weinstein Co. As Harvey Weinstein's sexual harassment and assault scandal continues to worsen as more and more victims come forward, his brother Bob Weinstein has become ensared with troubles of his own. With his older ...
Harvey Weinstein scandal: Film academy can't be 'inquisitorial court,' new memo saysUSA TODAY
Molly Ringwald Talks About The “Harvey Weinsteins” Of Her CareerDeadline
Bob Weinstein Accused of Sexual Harassment by TV ProducerHollywood Reporter
EW.com -PEOPLE.com -Washington Post -ABC News
all 1,540 news articles »
Where's Jesus? Vegas guard's vanishing just the latest mass-shooting mystery - New York Post
Published at October 17, 2017, 7:32 pm

New York Post

Where's Jesus? Vegas guard's vanishing just the latest mass-shooting mystery
New York Post
The mass shooting in Las Vegas has only gotten stranger in the weeks since. Before explaining how, let me emphasize at the outset: Do not read this column as implying any sort of conspiracy theory. In fact, even now — more than two weeks after the ...
Casino company seems to be in touch with missing security guard Jesus CamposLos Angeles Times
Mystery as Vegas police stop news conferences on massacre, call wounded guard a 'victim'Fox News
Fundraising window closing after Las Vegas shooting horrorUSA TODAY
Business Insider -U.S. News & World Report -Las Vegas Review-Journal -Hot Air (blog)
all 141 news articles »
Raqqa, ISIS 'Capital,' Is Captured, US-Backed Forces Say - New York Times
Published at October 17, 2017, 6:29 pm

New York Times

Raqqa, ISIS 'Capital,' Is Captured, US-Backed Forces Say
New York Times
Members of the Syrian Democratic Forces greeted one another after returning from the frontline in east Raqqa last week. On Tuesday, the American-backed militia group announced that it had taken full control of the city. Credit Ivor Prickett for The New ...
Islamic State has lost its capital in Syria: What happens now?Los Angeles Times
ISIS' brutal past, shrinking present, and uncertain futureCBS News
The Ignominious End of the ISIS CaliphateThe New Yorker
U.S. News & World Report -Politico -Chicago Tribune -NBCNews.com
all 398 news articles »
Trump officials' hard-line negotiating tactics lead to a trade talks standoff - Washington Post
Published at October 17, 2017, 7:49 pm

Washington Post

Trump officials' hard-line negotiating tactics lead to a trade talks standoff
Washington Post
President Trump has tried to bring his abrasive dealmaking style to the North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations, but the fourth round of talks ended Tuesday without any sign that Canada and Mexico were planning to knuckle under to U.S. ...
NAFTA talks hit impasse as US slams trading partnersPolitico
Trump official says US not actively working to withdraw from NAFTAThe Hill
Efforts To Rewrite NAFTA Not Going Well; Next Round of Talks DelayedNPR
Vanity Fair -MarketWatch -Wall Street Journal -Washington Examiner
all 342 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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