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
NFL's Jennings edges Ross in 'Dancing' finale - ESPN
Posted at 23.05.2017 23:54:36
ESPNNFL's Jennings edges Ross in 'Dancing' finaleESPNNFL running back Rashad Jennings and partner Emma Slater won the "Dancing with the Stars" finale on Tuesday, beating out former Chicago Cubs catcher and ESPN analyst David Ross and Lindsay Arnold. Fifth Harmony singer Normani Kordei and pro ...
Trump advisers call for privatizing some public assets to build new infrastructure - Washington Post
Posted at 23.05.2017 20:20:23
Washington PostTrump advisers call for privatizing some public assets to build new infrastructureWashington PostThe Trump administration, determined to overhaul and modernize the nation's infrastructure, is drafting plans to privatize some public assets such as airports, bridges, highway rest stops and other facilities, according to top officials and advisers.Trump's Budget ScamPoliticoRepublicans Will Reject Trump's Budget, but Still Try to Impose AusterityNew York TimesRepublicans give Trump's budget the cold shoulderThe HillCNN -Daily Beast -Los Angeles Times -Washington Examinerall 1,261 news articles »
Fox News Retracts Story Linking Murder of DNC Aide to 2016 Presidential Campaign - New York Times
Posted at 23.05.2017 21:04:48
New York TimesFox News Retracts Story Linking Murder of DNC Aide to 2016 Presidential CampaignNew York TimesAn image of Seth Rich, a Democratic National Committee employee, from a YouTube video. Credit Washington Post, via YouTube. Fox News on Tuesday retracted a story linking the murder of a Democratic National Committee staff member with the email ...
Trump meets Pope Francis, his antithesis - Washington Post
Posted at 24.05.2017 01:06:36
Washington PostTrump meets Pope Francis, his antithesisWashington 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. In the shadow of a hideous terrorism attack in the British ...
Ex-CIA Chief Reveals Mounting Concern Over Trump Campaign and Russia - New York Times
Posted at 23.05.2017 21:06:56
New York TimesEx-CIA Chief Reveals Mounting Concern Over Trump Campaign and RussiaNew York TimesJohn O. Brennan, the former director the C.I.A., testified during a House Intelligence Committee hearing on Tuesday in Washington. Credit Al Drago/The New York Times. WASHINGTON — John O. Brennan, the former C.I.A. director, described on Tuesday a ...
Big Sur hit again as huge landslide covers Highway 1 - SFGate
Posted at 23.05.2017 16:18:48
SFGateBig Sur hit again as huge landslide covers Highway 1SFGateThe isolation that came to Big Sur this year when wet weather closed several roads has deepened with a giant mudslide across Highway 1, just south of the small community of Gorda (Monterey County). A quarter-mile-wide wall of mud and rock barreled over ...
Trump praises Duterte for an 'unbelievable job' on drug issue: New York Times - Reuters
Posted at 24.05.2017 01:18:00
Hindustan TimesTrump praises Duterte for an 'unbelievable job' on drug issue: New York TimesReutersMANILA United States President Donald Trump praised Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte for doing an "unbelievable job on the drug problem" during a phone conversation last month, the New York Times reported, quoting a transcript of the call. The two ...
FCC: Colbert won't face action over Trump-Putin joke - Politico
Posted at 23.05.2017 19:01:59
PoliticoFCC: Colbert won't face action over Trump-Putin jokePolitico"Late Show" host Stephen Colbert will not face action from regulators despite complaints over a controversial Trump-Putin joke he made during his monologue earlier this month, the Federal Communications Commission announced Tuesday. A spokesman ...
Trump retains outside lawyer Marc Kasowitz to help with Russia investigations - Washington Post
Posted at 23.05.2017 21:18:40
Washington PostTrump retains outside lawyer Marc Kasowitz to help with Russia investigationsWashington PostPresident Trump has retained the services of a trusted lawyer, Marc E. Kasowitz, to help him navigate the investigations into his campaign and suspected Russian interference in last year's election, according to people familiar with the decision ...

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
NFL's Jennings edges Ross in 'Dancing' finale - ESPN
Posted at 23.05.2017 23:54:36
ESPNNFL's Jennings edges Ross in 'Dancing' finaleESPNNFL running back Rashad Jennings and partner Emma Slater won the "Dancing with the Stars" finale on Tuesday, beating out former Chicago Cubs catcher and ESPN analyst David Ross and Lindsay Arnold. Fifth Harmony singer Normani Kordei and pro ...
Trump advisers call for privatizing some public assets to build new infrastructure - Washington Post
Posted at 23.05.2017 20:20:23
Washington PostTrump advisers call for privatizing some public assets to build new infrastructureWashington PostThe Trump administration, determined to overhaul and modernize the nation's infrastructure, is drafting plans to privatize some public assets such as airports, bridges, highway rest stops and other facilities, according to top officials and advisers.Trump's Budget ScamPoliticoRepublicans Will Reject Trump's Budget, but Still Try to Impose AusterityNew York TimesRepublicans give Trump's budget the cold shoulderThe HillCNN -Daily Beast -Los Angeles Times -Washington Examinerall 1,261 news articles »
Fox News Retracts Story Linking Murder of DNC Aide to 2016 Presidential Campaign - New York Times
Posted at 23.05.2017 21:04:48
New York TimesFox News Retracts Story Linking Murder of DNC Aide to 2016 Presidential CampaignNew York TimesAn image of Seth Rich, a Democratic National Committee employee, from a YouTube video. Credit Washington Post, via YouTube. Fox News on Tuesday retracted a story linking the murder of a Democratic National Committee staff member with the email ...
Trump meets Pope Francis, his antithesis - Washington Post
Posted at 24.05.2017 01:06:36
Washington PostTrump meets Pope Francis, his antithesisWashington 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. In the shadow of a hideous terrorism attack in the British ...
Ex-CIA Chief Reveals Mounting Concern Over Trump Campaign and Russia - New York Times
Posted at 23.05.2017 21:06:56
New York TimesEx-CIA Chief Reveals Mounting Concern Over Trump Campaign and RussiaNew York TimesJohn O. Brennan, the former director the C.I.A., testified during a House Intelligence Committee hearing on Tuesday in Washington. Credit Al Drago/The New York Times. WASHINGTON — John O. Brennan, the former C.I.A. director, described on Tuesday a ...
Big Sur hit again as huge landslide covers Highway 1 - SFGate
Posted at 23.05.2017 16:18:48
SFGateBig Sur hit again as huge landslide covers Highway 1SFGateThe isolation that came to Big Sur this year when wet weather closed several roads has deepened with a giant mudslide across Highway 1, just south of the small community of Gorda (Monterey County). A quarter-mile-wide wall of mud and rock barreled over ...
Trump praises Duterte for an 'unbelievable job' on drug issue: New York Times - Reuters
Posted at 24.05.2017 01:18:00
Hindustan TimesTrump praises Duterte for an 'unbelievable job' on drug issue: New York TimesReutersMANILA United States President Donald Trump praised Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte for doing an "unbelievable job on the drug problem" during a phone conversation last month, the New York Times reported, quoting a transcript of the call. The two ...
FCC: Colbert won't face action over Trump-Putin joke - Politico
Posted at 23.05.2017 19:01:59
PoliticoFCC: Colbert won't face action over Trump-Putin jokePolitico"Late Show" host Stephen Colbert will not face action from regulators despite complaints over a controversial Trump-Putin joke he made during his monologue earlier this month, the Federal Communications Commission announced Tuesday. A spokesman ...
Trump retains outside lawyer Marc Kasowitz to help with Russia investigations - Washington Post
Posted at 23.05.2017 21:18:40
Washington PostTrump retains outside lawyer Marc Kasowitz to help with Russia investigationsWashington PostPresident Trump has retained the services of a trusted lawyer, Marc E. Kasowitz, to help him navigate the investigations into his campaign and suspected Russian interference in last year's election, according to people familiar with the decision ...

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
NFL's Jennings edges Ross in 'Dancing' finale - ESPN
Published at May 23, 2017, 11:54 pm

ESPN

NFL's Jennings edges Ross in 'Dancing' finale
ESPN
NFL running back Rashad Jennings and partner Emma Slater won the "Dancing with the Stars" finale on Tuesday, beating out former Chicago Cubs catcher and ESPN analyst David Ross and Lindsay Arnold. Fifth Harmony singer Normani Kordei and pro ...
DWTS Champ Rashad Jennings Looks Back on the Tearjerking, 'Full-Circle' Moment 'That Was More Than Dance'PEOPLE.com
How did Rashad Jennings win 'Dancing with the Stars'? It's still an athlete's show.Washington Post
Dancing with the Stars results: Ex-Giant Rashad Jennings tops ex-Cub David RossCBSSports.com
USA TODAY
all 323 news articles »
Trump advisers call for privatizing some public assets to build new infrastructure - Washington Post
Published at May 23, 2017, 8:20 pm

Washington Post

Trump advisers call for privatizing some public assets to build new infrastructure
Washington Post
The Trump administration, determined to overhaul and modernize the nation's infrastructure, is drafting plans to privatize some public assets such as airports, bridges, highway rest stops and other facilities, according to top officials and advisers.
Trump's Budget ScamPolitico
Republicans Will Reject Trump's Budget, but Still Try to Impose AusterityNew York Times
Republicans give Trump's budget the cold shoulderThe Hill
CNN -Daily Beast -Los Angeles Times -Washington Examiner
all 1,261 news articles »
Fox News Retracts Story Linking Murder of DNC Aide to 2016 Presidential Campaign - New York Times
Published at May 23, 2017, 9:04 pm

New York Times

Fox News Retracts Story Linking Murder of DNC Aide to 2016 Presidential Campaign
New York Times
An image of Seth Rich, a Democratic National Committee employee, from a YouTube video. Credit Washington Post, via YouTube. Fox News on Tuesday retracted a story linking the murder of a Democratic National Committee staff member with the email ...
Sean Hannity says he will drop the Seth Rich conspiracy theory and stay at Fox NewsWashington Post
Hannity's Dishonest Seth Rich Conspiracy Walk-BackDaily Beast
Fox Retracts, Hannity Silenced on Conspiracy About Slain DNC StafferNBCNews.com
Slate Magazine -Politico -Los Angeles Times -The Hill (blog)
all 197 news articles »
Trump meets Pope Francis, his antithesis - Washington Post
Published at May 24, 2017, 1:06 am

Washington Post

Trump meets Pope Francis, his antithesis
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. In the shadow of a hideous terrorism attack in the British ...
The Memo: Pope, Trump set for first meetingThe Hill
Faith, love, service are key to bishops' ministry, pope tells ItaliansCrux: Covering all things Catholic
Greenpeace Shines Message For Trump On Vatican Before His Visit With The PopeHuffPost
Reuters -Los Angeles Times -ABC News -BBC News
all 390 news articles »
Ex-CIA Chief Reveals Mounting Concern Over Trump Campaign and Russia - New York Times
Published at May 23, 2017, 9:06 pm

New York Times

Ex-CIA Chief Reveals Mounting Concern Over Trump Campaign and Russia
New York Times
John O. Brennan, the former director the C.I.A., testified during a House Intelligence Committee hearing on Tuesday in Washington. Credit Al Drago/The New York Times. WASHINGTON — John O. Brennan, the former C.I.A. director, described on Tuesday a ...
CIA director alerted FBI to pattern of contacts between Russian officials and Trump campaign associatesWashington Post
5 takeaways from intel leaders' Trump testimonyPolitico
Five takeaways from a busy day of Russia hearingsThe Hill
Reuters -ABC News -Los Angeles Times -The Atlantic
all 458 news articles »
Big Sur hit again as huge landslide covers Highway 1 - SFGate
Published at May 23, 2017, 4:18 pm

SFGate

Big Sur hit again as huge landslide covers Highway 1
SFGate
The isolation that came to Big Sur this year when wet weather closed several roads has deepened with a giant mudslide across Highway 1, just south of the small community of Gorda (Monterey County). A quarter-mile-wide wall of mud and rock barreled over ...

and more »
Trump praises Duterte for an 'unbelievable job' on drug issue: New York Times - Reuters
Published at May 24, 2017, 1:18 am

Hindustan Times

Trump praises Duterte for an 'unbelievable job' on drug issue: New York Times
Reuters
MANILA United States President Donald Trump praised Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte for doing an "unbelievable job on the drug problem" during a phone conversation last month, the New York Times reported, quoting a transcript of the call. The two ...
Trump complimented Philippine's Duterte on deadly drug warNew York Daily News
Donald Trump Doesn't Share America's Values. The Transcript of His Call to the Philippine President Proves It.Slate Magazine (blog)
Trump tells Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte 'great job' for drug war that killed thousandsBusiness Insider
New York Post -UPROXX -The Japan Times -Newsmax
all 379 news articles »
FCC: Colbert won't face action over Trump-Putin joke - Politico
Published at May 23, 2017, 7:01 pm

Politico

FCC: Colbert won't face action over Trump-Putin joke
Politico
"Late Show" host Stephen Colbert will not face action from regulators despite complaints over a controversial Trump-Putin joke he made during his monologue earlier this month, the Federal Communications Commission announced Tuesday. A spokesman ...
Stephen Colbert Did Not Break The Law With "Cock Holster" Trump Joke, FCC SaysBuzzFeed News
'Unlike some people, I don't give away top-secret information from Israel': Watch God skewer Trump on ColbertRaw Story
FCC not taking action against Stephen Colbert for Trump jokeNew York Daily News
New York Post -Refinery29 -Chicago Tribune -The Week Magazine
all 124 news articles »
Trump retains outside lawyer Marc Kasowitz to help with Russia investigations - Washington Post
Published at May 23, 2017, 9:18 pm

Washington Post

Trump retains outside lawyer Marc Kasowitz to help with Russia investigations
Washington Post
President Trump has retained the services of a trusted lawyer, Marc E. Kasowitz, to help him navigate the investigations into his campaign and suspected Russian interference in last year's election, according to people familiar with the decision ...
Trump to Retain Private Attorney Marc Kasowitz in Russia InvestigationNBCNews.com
Trump set to tap longtime lawyer Kasowitz to lead legal fightPolitico
Trump retains lawyer Marc Kasowitz for Russia investigationNew York Daily News
USA TODAY -BuzzFeed News -Newsweek -ABC News
all 65 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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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.