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
Sarah Palin's oldest son arrested again on domestic violence charges - Washington Post
Posted at 18.12.2017 09:31:27
Washington PostSarah Palin's oldest son arrested again on domestic violence chargesWashington PostTrack Palin, the oldest son of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, was arrested Saturday night after an alleged domestic violence incident in Wasilla, Alaska, according to online court records. It was the second time in two years he has been arrested ...
Deaths reported aboard Amtrak train that derailed over Washington state highway - CNN
Posted at 18.12.2017 12:57:38
CNNDeaths reported aboard Amtrak train that derailed over Washington state highwayCNN(CNN) An Amtrak passenger train on its inaugural trip on a new service route derailed Monday morning near Dupont, Washington, spilling multiple cars off an Interstate 5 overpass, killing several people on the train and injuring dozens of others ...
The Daily 202: Trump risks losing what's left of his populist street cred with GOP tax bill - Washington Post
Posted at 18.12.2017 08:14:00
Washington PostThe Daily 202: Trump risks losing what's left of his populist street cred with GOP tax billWashington PostWith Breanne Deppisch and Joanie Greve. THE BIG IDEA: The narrative of President Trump's first year will shift this week when he signs into law the biggest overhaul of the tax code in three decades. The donor class is enthusiastic, and final passage ...
Puerto Rico governor orders recount of hurricane death toll - Washington Post
Posted at 18.12.2017 11:32:47
Washington PostPuerto Rico governor orders recount of hurricane death tollWashington PostThe governor of Puerto Rico ordered all government agencies to reopen their books and initiate a recount and review of certified deaths that have occurred since Hurricane Maria, after weeks of reporting by various news outlets pointed to a possible ...
9th Circuit Judge Alex Kozinski steps down after accusations of sexual misconduct - Los Angeles Times
Posted at 18.12.2017 10:23:11
Los Angeles Times9th Circuit Judge Alex Kozinski steps down after accusations of sexual misconductLos Angeles TimesAlex Kozinski, a prominent voice on the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, said Monday he was retiring immediately in the face of more than a dozen reports of sexual misconduct. Kozinski, who served more than three decades on the appeals court, faced ...
Thousands trying to get out of Atlanta after lights went out at Hartsfield airport - CNN
Posted at 18.12.2017 10:04:31
CNNThousands trying to get out of Atlanta after lights went out at Hartsfield airportCNNAtlanta (CNN) There were people still sleeping on the floor the day after a power outage shut down operations at the Atlanta airport, but long ticket and security lines were moving slowly as normalcy began returning to the world's busiest airport ...
Could Al Franken un-resign? Sure. - Washington Post
Posted at 18.12.2017 11:52:30
Washington PostCould Al Franken un-resign? Sure.Washington PostWhen Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) reluctantly said this month he would resign over multiple groping allegations, he did it in a way that led his supporters to hope his resignation wasn't set in stone. He didn't say when he was resigning, and he clearly ...
Trump to Declare China 'Strategic Competitor' in Security Speech - Bloomberg
Posted at 18.12.2017 09:17:08
BloombergTrump to Declare China 'Strategic Competitor' in Security SpeechBloombergPresident Donald Trump will declare China a “strategic competitor'' to the U.S. in a speech that lays out an official national security strategy heavily influenced by his views on trade and economic relations, senior administration officials said. The ...
Man arrested after car rams gates at Royal Air Force base used by US, reports say - Fox News
Posted at 18.12.2017 10:20:59
Fox NewsMan arrested after car rams gates at Royal Air Force base used by US, reports sayFox NewsA man was arrested after he allegedly rammed his car into the gates at a Royal Air Force base used by the U.S. Air Force on Monday that prompted a brief lockdown and personnel to open fire. Royal Air Force Mildenhall in Suffolk was placed on lockdown ...

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
Sarah Palin's oldest son arrested again on domestic violence charges - Washington Post
Posted at 18.12.2017 09:31:27
Washington PostSarah Palin's oldest son arrested again on domestic violence chargesWashington PostTrack Palin, the oldest son of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, was arrested Saturday night after an alleged domestic violence incident in Wasilla, Alaska, according to online court records. It was the second time in two years he has been arrested ...
Deaths reported aboard Amtrak train that derailed over Washington state highway - CNN
Posted at 18.12.2017 12:57:38
CNNDeaths reported aboard Amtrak train that derailed over Washington state highwayCNN(CNN) An Amtrak passenger train on its inaugural trip on a new service route derailed Monday morning near Dupont, Washington, spilling multiple cars off an Interstate 5 overpass, killing several people on the train and injuring dozens of others ...
The Daily 202: Trump risks losing what's left of his populist street cred with GOP tax bill - Washington Post
Posted at 18.12.2017 08:14:00
Washington PostThe Daily 202: Trump risks losing what's left of his populist street cred with GOP tax billWashington PostWith Breanne Deppisch and Joanie Greve. THE BIG IDEA: The narrative of President Trump's first year will shift this week when he signs into law the biggest overhaul of the tax code in three decades. The donor class is enthusiastic, and final passage ...
Puerto Rico governor orders recount of hurricane death toll - Washington Post
Posted at 18.12.2017 11:32:47
Washington PostPuerto Rico governor orders recount of hurricane death tollWashington PostThe governor of Puerto Rico ordered all government agencies to reopen their books and initiate a recount and review of certified deaths that have occurred since Hurricane Maria, after weeks of reporting by various news outlets pointed to a possible ...
9th Circuit Judge Alex Kozinski steps down after accusations of sexual misconduct - Los Angeles Times
Posted at 18.12.2017 10:23:11
Los Angeles Times9th Circuit Judge Alex Kozinski steps down after accusations of sexual misconductLos Angeles TimesAlex Kozinski, a prominent voice on the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, said Monday he was retiring immediately in the face of more than a dozen reports of sexual misconduct. Kozinski, who served more than three decades on the appeals court, faced ...
Thousands trying to get out of Atlanta after lights went out at Hartsfield airport - CNN
Posted at 18.12.2017 10:04:31
CNNThousands trying to get out of Atlanta after lights went out at Hartsfield airportCNNAtlanta (CNN) There were people still sleeping on the floor the day after a power outage shut down operations at the Atlanta airport, but long ticket and security lines were moving slowly as normalcy began returning to the world's busiest airport ...
Could Al Franken un-resign? Sure. - Washington Post
Posted at 18.12.2017 11:52:30
Washington PostCould Al Franken un-resign? Sure.Washington PostWhen Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) reluctantly said this month he would resign over multiple groping allegations, he did it in a way that led his supporters to hope his resignation wasn't set in stone. He didn't say when he was resigning, and he clearly ...
Trump to Declare China 'Strategic Competitor' in Security Speech - Bloomberg
Posted at 18.12.2017 09:17:08
BloombergTrump to Declare China 'Strategic Competitor' in Security SpeechBloombergPresident Donald Trump will declare China a “strategic competitor'' to the U.S. in a speech that lays out an official national security strategy heavily influenced by his views on trade and economic relations, senior administration officials said. The ...
Man arrested after car rams gates at Royal Air Force base used by US, reports say - Fox News
Posted at 18.12.2017 10:20:59
Fox NewsMan arrested after car rams gates at Royal Air Force base used by US, reports sayFox NewsA man was arrested after he allegedly rammed his car into the gates at a Royal Air Force base used by the U.S. Air Force on Monday that prompted a brief lockdown and personnel to open fire. Royal Air Force Mildenhall in Suffolk was placed on lockdown ...

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
Sarah Palin's oldest son arrested again on domestic violence charges - Washington Post
Published at December 18, 2017, 9:31 am

Washington Post

Sarah Palin's oldest son arrested again on domestic violence charges
Washington Post
Track Palin, the oldest son of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, was arrested Saturday night after an alleged domestic violence incident in Wasilla, Alaska, according to online court records. It was the second time in two years he has been arrested ...
Palin's son arrested on burglary and assault chargesThe Hill (blog)
Sarah Palin's Son, Track, Arrested on Domestic Violence ChargesU.S. News & World Report
Sarah Palin's Son Track Arrested for Allegedly Breaking Into Parents' Home, Assaulting His FatherPEOPLE.com
ABC News -TIME -Newsweek -USA TODAY
all 102 news articles »
Deaths reported aboard Amtrak train that derailed over Washington state highway - CNN
Published at December 18, 2017, 12:57 pm

CNN

Deaths reported aboard Amtrak train that derailed over Washington state highway
CNN
(CNN) An Amtrak passenger train on its inaugural trip on a new service route derailed Monday morning near Dupont, Washington, spilling multiple cars off an Interstate 5 overpass, killing several people on the train and injuring dozens of others ...
Amtrak train derails in Washington; fatalities reportedCBS News
Amtrak derailment: Train crashes near Tacoma, Washington, fatalities reportedNBCNews.com
Washington train crash: Deaths as rail carriages fall on US motorwayBBC News
USA TODAY -ABC News -Washington Post -Chicago Tribune
all 431 news articles »
The Daily 202: Trump risks losing what's left of his populist street cred with GOP tax bill - Washington Post
Published at December 18, 2017, 8:14 am

Washington Post

The Daily 202: Trump risks losing what's left of his populist street cred with GOP tax bill
Washington Post
With Breanne Deppisch and Joanie Greve. THE BIG IDEA: The narrative of President Trump's first year will shift this week when he signs into law the biggest overhaul of the tax code in three decades. The donor class is enthusiastic, and final passage ...
Tax voting starts Tuesday, why is Corker voting yes?CNN
Trump, Real Estate Investors Get Late-Added Perk in Tax BillBloomberg
The GOP's final tax bill has four fatal flawsThe Hill
New York Times -NBCNews.com -USA TODAY -NPR
all 352 news articles »
Puerto Rico governor orders recount of hurricane death toll - Washington Post
Published at December 18, 2017, 11:32 am

Washington Post

Puerto Rico governor orders recount of hurricane death toll
Washington Post
The governor of Puerto Rico ordered all government agencies to reopen their books and initiate a recount and review of certified deaths that have occurred since Hurricane Maria, after weeks of reporting by various news outlets pointed to a possible ...
Puerto Rico Orders Review and Recount of Hurricane DeathsNew York Times
Puerto Rico's governor orders review of deaths after Hurricane Maria 'regardless' of listed causeABC News
Puerto Rico Finds $5 Billion More Cash in Latest DisclosureBloomberg
CNN -Los Angeles Times -BuzzFeed News -Newsweek
all 132 news articles »
9th Circuit Judge Alex Kozinski steps down after accusations of sexual misconduct - Los Angeles Times
Published at December 18, 2017, 10:23 am

Los Angeles Times

9th Circuit Judge Alex Kozinski steps down after accusations of sexual misconduct
Los Angeles Times
Alex Kozinski, a prominent voice on the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, said Monday he was retiring immediately in the face of more than a dozen reports of sexual misconduct. Kozinski, who served more than three decades on the appeals court, faced ...
Federal appeals judge announces immediate retirement amid probe of sexual misconduct allegationsWashington Post
US judge steps down after accusations of sexual misconductFox News
Prominent federal appeals court judge accused of sexual harassment retiresUSA TODAY
New York Times -U.S. News & World Report -SFGate -Reuters
all 78 news articles »
Thousands trying to get out of Atlanta after lights went out at Hartsfield airport - CNN
Published at December 18, 2017, 10:04 am

CNN

Thousands trying to get out of Atlanta after lights went out at Hartsfield airport
CNN
Atlanta (CNN) There were people still sleeping on the floor the day after a power outage shut down operations at the Atlanta airport, but long ticket and security lines were moving slowly as normalcy began returning to the world's busiest airport ...
Atlanta: Hundreds of flights canceled Monday in power outage falloutUSA TODAY
Atlanta's Airport Has Power Again, but Many Passengers Are StrandedNew York Times
Atlanta airport slowly restores service after crippling power outageLos Angeles Times
NBCNews.com -Atlanta Journal Constitution -Bloomberg -Fortune
all 848 news articles »
Could Al Franken un-resign? Sure. - Washington Post
Published at December 18, 2017, 11:52 am

Washington Post

Could Al Franken un-resign? Sure.
Washington Post
When Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) reluctantly said this month he would resign over multiple groping allegations, he did it in a way that led his supporters to hope his resignation wasn't set in stone. He didn't say when he was resigning, and he clearly ...
Manchin on Franken: 'I definitely think he should not resign'CNN
Manchin: Franken Should Not Resign, Democrats Rushed to Push Him OutU.S. News & World Report
Manchin calls on Franken to unresignNBCNews.com
The Hill -TIME -New York Post -Washington Examiner
all 65 news articles »
Trump to Declare China 'Strategic Competitor' in Security Speech - Bloomberg
Published at December 18, 2017, 9:17 am

Bloomberg

Trump to Declare China 'Strategic Competitor' in Security Speech
Bloomberg
President Donald Trump will declare China a “strategic competitor'' to the U.S. in a speech that lays out an official national security strategy heavily influenced by his views on trade and economic relations, senior administration officials said. The ...
Without human rights, Trump's security strategy won't measure upThe Hill
Trump to unveil 'America First' national security strategyFox News
Trump's 'America First' strategy will hint at harder line on China, RussiaNew York Post
BBC News -CNBC -Reuters -Foreign Policy (blog)
all 178 news articles »
Man arrested after car rams gates at Royal Air Force base used by US, reports say - Fox News
Published at December 18, 2017, 10:20 am

Fox News

Man arrested after car rams gates at Royal Air Force base used by US, reports say
Fox News
A man was arrested after he allegedly rammed his car into the gates at a Royal Air Force base used by the U.S. Air Force on Monday that prompted a brief lockdown and personnel to open fire. Royal Air Force Mildenhall in Suffolk was placed on lockdown ...
US Military Shoots Intruder at Air Base in BritainNew York Times
British air base on security alert after incident at checkpointWashington Post
Man detained after incident at UK base used by US Air ForceChicago Tribune
CBS News -U.S. News & World Report -NBCNews.com -ABC News
all 197 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.