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
Turkish police use plastic bullets, tear gas to break up LGBT crowd - The Boston Globe
Posted at 25.06.2017 19:01:21
The Boston GlobeTurkish police use plastic bullets, tear gas to break up LGBT crowdThe Boston GlobeISTANBUL — Turkish police stopped activists for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights from gathering in large numbers for an LGBT pride event in Istanbul on Sunday, but smaller groups made impromptu press statements defying a ban imposed ...
Dozens missing after tourist boat sinks in Colombia - Washington Post
Posted at 25.06.2017 23:07:42
Washington PostDozens missing after tourist boat sinks in ColombiaWashington PostGUATAPE, Colombia — A tourist boat packed with about 160 passengers for the holiday weekend capsized Sunday on a reservoir near the Colombian city of Medellin, leaving at least six people dead and 31 missing, officials said. Rescuers including ...
Video shows a teen falling off a Six Flags ride — and a crowd gathering to catch her - Washington Post
Posted at 25.06.2017 13:27:15
Washington PostVideo shows a teen falling off a Six Flags ride — and a crowd gathering to catch herWashington PostA teenage girl escaped serious injury Saturday evening after falling 25 feet from an amusement park ride in Upstate New York — and into the arms of a crowd that had gathered below to catch her. The dramatic fall and rescue was captured on video by at ...
Eid al-Fitr: What you need to know - CNN
Posted at 25.06.2017 16:53:26
CNNEid al-Fitr: What you need to knowCNN(CNN) More than one billion Muslims around the world celebrated Eid al-Fitr on Sunday, as the month-long Ramadan fast ends and the festivities begin. This year's Eid comes amid ongoing crises in the Middle East -- the civil war in Syria, the diplomatic ...
US government websites hacked with pro-ISIS rant, officials say - CBS News
Posted at 25.06.2017 21:01:00
CBS NewsUS government websites hacked with pro-ISIS rant, officials sayCBS NewsCOLUMBUS, Ohio -- Government websites, many of them in Ohio, were hacked Sunday with a message that purports to be supportive of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). A message posted on the website of Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich said ...
In Pakistan, a Fuel Tanker Fire Leaves at Least 150 Dead - New York Times
Posted at 25.06.2017 23:12:00
New York TimesIn Pakistan, a Fuel Tanker Fire Leaves at Least 150 DeadNew York TimesISLAMABAD, Pakistan — When a tanker truck overturned on a road in eastern Pakistan on Sunday, hundreds of people rushed toward the vehicle to collect the spilled and leaking fuel. Using buckets, bottles and cans, they scooped up some of the 5,500 ...
Fast-moving fire spreads to 750 acres in Santa Clarita; 14 Freeway closed - Los Angeles Times
Posted at 25.06.2017 21:41:40
Los Angeles TimesFast-moving fire spreads to 750 acres in Santa Clarita; 14 Freeway closedLos Angeles TimesA car crash sparked a fire in Santa Clarita that quickly spread to 750 acres Sunday afternoon and triggered mandatory evacuations in some neighborhoods, authorities said. At 7 p.m. Sunday the fire was 50% contained, said Cpt. Keith Mora, spokesman for ...
Donald and Melania Trump Attend Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's Lavish Wedding - PEOPLE.com
Posted at 25.06.2017 08:37:16
PEOPLE.comDonald and Melania Trump Attend Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's Lavish WeddingPEOPLE.comPresident Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump took some time away from their White House duties to attend the wedding of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Scottish-born actress Louise Linton on Saturday. The newly married couple said their ...
UD cuts ties with professor over controversial remarks - Newark Post
Posted at 25.06.2017 20:24:51
Newark PostUD cuts ties with professor over controversial remarksNewark PostOtto Warmbier cries during a sham trial in North Korea, in this 2016 photo released by North Korea's state-run media. This week, the University of Delaware cut ties with a professor who said Warmbier, now deceased, "got what he deserved." KCNA PHOTO.and more »

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
Turkish police use plastic bullets, tear gas to break up LGBT crowd - The Boston Globe
Posted at 25.06.2017 19:01:21
The Boston GlobeTurkish police use plastic bullets, tear gas to break up LGBT crowdThe Boston GlobeISTANBUL — Turkish police stopped activists for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights from gathering in large numbers for an LGBT pride event in Istanbul on Sunday, but smaller groups made impromptu press statements defying a ban imposed ...
Dozens missing after tourist boat sinks in Colombia - Washington Post
Posted at 25.06.2017 23:07:42
Washington PostDozens missing after tourist boat sinks in ColombiaWashington PostGUATAPE, Colombia — A tourist boat packed with about 160 passengers for the holiday weekend capsized Sunday on a reservoir near the Colombian city of Medellin, leaving at least six people dead and 31 missing, officials said. Rescuers including ...
Video shows a teen falling off a Six Flags ride — and a crowd gathering to catch her - Washington Post
Posted at 25.06.2017 13:27:15
Washington PostVideo shows a teen falling off a Six Flags ride — and a crowd gathering to catch herWashington PostA teenage girl escaped serious injury Saturday evening after falling 25 feet from an amusement park ride in Upstate New York — and into the arms of a crowd that had gathered below to catch her. The dramatic fall and rescue was captured on video by at ...
Eid al-Fitr: What you need to know - CNN
Posted at 25.06.2017 16:53:26
CNNEid al-Fitr: What you need to knowCNN(CNN) More than one billion Muslims around the world celebrated Eid al-Fitr on Sunday, as the month-long Ramadan fast ends and the festivities begin. This year's Eid comes amid ongoing crises in the Middle East -- the civil war in Syria, the diplomatic ...
US government websites hacked with pro-ISIS rant, officials say - CBS News
Posted at 25.06.2017 21:01:00
CBS NewsUS government websites hacked with pro-ISIS rant, officials sayCBS NewsCOLUMBUS, Ohio -- Government websites, many of them in Ohio, were hacked Sunday with a message that purports to be supportive of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). A message posted on the website of Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich said ...
In Pakistan, a Fuel Tanker Fire Leaves at Least 150 Dead - New York Times
Posted at 25.06.2017 23:12:00
New York TimesIn Pakistan, a Fuel Tanker Fire Leaves at Least 150 DeadNew York TimesISLAMABAD, Pakistan — When a tanker truck overturned on a road in eastern Pakistan on Sunday, hundreds of people rushed toward the vehicle to collect the spilled and leaking fuel. Using buckets, bottles and cans, they scooped up some of the 5,500 ...
Fast-moving fire spreads to 750 acres in Santa Clarita; 14 Freeway closed - Los Angeles Times
Posted at 25.06.2017 21:41:40
Los Angeles TimesFast-moving fire spreads to 750 acres in Santa Clarita; 14 Freeway closedLos Angeles TimesA car crash sparked a fire in Santa Clarita that quickly spread to 750 acres Sunday afternoon and triggered mandatory evacuations in some neighborhoods, authorities said. At 7 p.m. Sunday the fire was 50% contained, said Cpt. Keith Mora, spokesman for ...
Donald and Melania Trump Attend Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's Lavish Wedding - PEOPLE.com
Posted at 25.06.2017 08:37:16
PEOPLE.comDonald and Melania Trump Attend Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's Lavish WeddingPEOPLE.comPresident Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump took some time away from their White House duties to attend the wedding of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Scottish-born actress Louise Linton on Saturday. The newly married couple said their ...
UD cuts ties with professor over controversial remarks - Newark Post
Posted at 25.06.2017 20:24:51
Newark PostUD cuts ties with professor over controversial remarksNewark PostOtto Warmbier cries during a sham trial in North Korea, in this 2016 photo released by North Korea's state-run media. This week, the University of Delaware cut ties with a professor who said Warmbier, now deceased, "got what he deserved." KCNA PHOTO.and more »

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
Turkish police use plastic bullets, tear gas to break up LGBT crowd - The Boston Globe
Published at June 25, 2017, 7:01 pm

The Boston Globe

Turkish police use plastic bullets, tear gas to break up LGBT crowd
The Boston Globe
ISTANBUL — Turkish police stopped activists for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights from gathering in large numbers for an LGBT pride event in Istanbul on Sunday, but smaller groups made impromptu press statements defying a ban imposed ...
Gay pride events take many forms, take on many fightsUSA TODAY
New York Pride marchers target Trump as San Francisco partiesReuters
LGBTQ pride marches marked by protests across the USABC News
SFGate -TIME -Vogue.com -Washington Blade
all 455 news articles »
Dozens missing after tourist boat sinks in Colombia - Washington Post
Published at June 25, 2017, 11:07 pm

Washington Post

Dozens missing after tourist boat sinks in Colombia
Washington Post
GUATAPE, Colombia — A tourist boat packed with about 160 passengers for the holiday weekend capsized Sunday on a reservoir near the Colombian city of Medellin, leaving at least six people dead and 31 missing, officials said. Rescuers including ...
Nine Dead After Boat Carrying 170 People Sinks in ColombiaNBCNews.com
Tourist Ferry Capsizes in Colombia, Killing at Least 9New York Times
The Latest: Santos: 6 dead, 31 missing in Colombia capsizingMiami Herald
NBC Bay Area -CNN -U.S. News & World Report -WHIO
all 91 news articles »
Video shows a teen falling off a Six Flags ride — and a crowd gathering to catch her - Washington Post
Published at June 25, 2017, 1:27 pm

Washington Post

Video shows a teen falling off a Six Flags ride — and a crowd gathering to catch her
Washington Post
A teenage girl escaped serious injury Saturday evening after falling 25 feet from an amusement park ride in Upstate New York — and into the arms of a crowd that had gathered below to catch her. The dramatic fall and rescue was captured on video by at ...
Man Catches Teen Falling From Amusement Park Ride: 'It's OK to Let Go!'NBCNews.com
Teen hurt after dropping from ride at Six FlagsCNN
Man catches teen falling from park ride: 'It's OK to let go'San Francisco Chronicle
Jezebel -Breitbart News -KABC-TV -NOLA.com
all 122 news articles »
Eid al-Fitr: What you need to know - CNN
Published at June 25, 2017, 4:53 pm

CNN

Eid al-Fitr: What you need to know
CNN
(CNN) More than one billion Muslims around the world celebrated Eid al-Fitr on Sunday, as the month-long Ramadan fast ends and the festivities begin. This year's Eid comes amid ongoing crises in the Middle East -- the civil war in Syria, the diplomatic ...
Fake News: Washington Post Claims Thomas Jefferson Held White House Iftar Dinner to 'Celebrate Ramadan'Breitbart News
Donald Trump Becomes First President In Two Decades To Not Host A Ramadan DinnerHuffPost
Trump Ends 20-Year Tradition of Celebrating Ramadan at White HouseSlate Magazine (blog)
Chron.com -ABC News -Los Angeles Times -NBC Southern California
all 1,009 news articles »
In Pakistan, a Fuel Tanker Fire Leaves at Least 150 Dead - New York Times
Published at June 25, 2017, 11:12 pm

New York Times

In Pakistan, a Fuel Tanker Fire Leaves at Least 150 Dead
New York Times
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — When a tanker truck overturned on a road in eastern Pakistan on Sunday, hundreds of people rushed toward the vehicle to collect the spilled and leaking fuel. Using buckets, bottles and cans, they scooped up some of the 5,500 ...
Oil truck fireball kills 153 in Pakistan as crowd races to get free fuelNew York Daily News
Pakistan fuel tanker truck explosion kills at least 140CNN
Fuel tanker fire in Pakistan leaves at least 153 deadThe Boston Globe
WTOP -Los Angeles Times -CBS 8 San Diego -NBCNews.com
all 378 news articles »
US government websites hacked with pro-ISIS rant, officials say - CBS News
Published at June 25, 2017, 9:01 pm

CBS News

US government websites hacked with pro-ISIS rant, officials say
CBS News
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Government websites, many of them in Ohio, were hacked Sunday with a message that purports to be supportive of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). A message posted on the website of Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich said ...
Ohio sites hacked with IS messageBBC News
Websites of Ohio governor, Maryland county hacked, defaced with pro-ISIS messageWashington Post
Gov. John Kasich's website hacked with apparent ISIS propagandaCNN
NBCNews.com -USA TODAY -Fox News -New York Daily News
all 64 news articles »
Fast-moving fire spreads to 750 acres in Santa Clarita; 14 Freeway closed - Los Angeles Times
Published at June 25, 2017, 9:41 pm

Los Angeles Times

Fast-moving fire spreads to 750 acres in Santa Clarita; 14 Freeway closed
Los Angeles Times
A car crash sparked a fire in Santa Clarita that quickly spread to 750 acres Sunday afternoon and triggered mandatory evacuations in some neighborhoods, authorities said. At 7 p.m. Sunday the fire was 50% contained, said Cpt. Keith Mora, spokesman for ...
Santa Clarita brush fire at 750 acres amid 50% containment; 14 Fwy back openKABC-TV
Freeway car crash sparks fire near Los AngelesCBS News
The Latest: LA County Blaze 50 Percent ContainedU.S. News & World Report
NBC Southern California -KTLA -KHTS Radio -89.3 KPCC
all 52 news articles »
Donald and Melania Trump Attend Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's Lavish Wedding - PEOPLE.com
Published at June 25, 2017, 8:37 am

PEOPLE.com

Donald and Melania Trump Attend Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's Lavish Wedding
PEOPLE.com
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump took some time away from their White House duties to attend the wedding of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Scottish-born actress Louise Linton on Saturday. The newly married couple said their ...
Pence the celebrant as Mnuchin gets marriedIndependent.ie

all 93 news articles »
UD cuts ties with professor over controversial remarks - Newark Post
Published at June 25, 2017, 8:24 pm

Newark Post

UD cuts ties with professor over controversial remarks
Newark Post
Otto Warmbier cries during a sham trial in North Korea, in this 2016 photo released by North Korea's state-run media. This week, the University of Delaware cut ties with a professor who said Warmbier, now deceased, "got what he deserved." KCNA PHOTO.

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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