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
Heather Heyer memorial: Killing 'just magnified her,' mother says - CNN
Posted at 16.08.2017 13:44:48
CNNHeather Heyer memorial: Killing 'just magnified her,' mother saysCNNCharlottesville, Virginia (CNN) Heather Heyer once posted on Facebook an anonymous quote that resonated after her violent death: "If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention," the quote, displayed on a purple background, reads. Her mother made ...
Baltimore Mayor Had Statues Removed in 'Best Interest of My City' - New York Times
Posted at 16.08.2017 19:14:00
New York TimesBaltimore Mayor Had Statues Removed in 'Best Interest of My City'New York TimesWorkers removed the Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson monument in Baltimore. Credit Denise Sanders/The Baltimore Sun, via Associated Press. BALTIMORE — It was “in the best interest of my city,” Mayor Catherine Pugh said Wednesday, ...
Has Natalee Holloway's body been found? Still-grieving father DNA-testing human remains found in Aruba - AL.com
Posted at 16.08.2017 13:47:00
E! OnlineHas Natalee Holloway's body been found? Still-grieving father DNA-testing human remains found in ArubaAL.comHuman remains found in Aruba are being tested to determine whether they are those of Natalee Holloway, her father said Wednesday on a national television talk show. Dave Holloway and private investigator T.J. Ward announced on TODAY that an ...
Both Bush presidents just spoke out on Charlottesville — and sound nothing like Trump - Washington Post
Posted at 16.08.2017 14:30:35
Washington PostBoth Bush presidents just spoke out on Charlottesville — and sound nothing like TrumpWashington PostPresident Trump has faced criticism for not being strong enough in his condemnation of Ku Klux Klan members and neo-Nazis who staged a rally in Charlottesville last weekend — and for saying “all sides” were responsible for the violence that ensued.Quickly catch up on the day's news: Wednesday, August 16CNNUnlike His Predecessors, Trump Steps Back From a Moral JudgmentNew York TimesTrump Erodes Moral Authority Of The Presidency In Wake Of CharlottesvilleHuffPostU.S. News & World Report -WTOP -BBC News -MassLive.comall 139 news articles »
MSU reviewing request from group headed by white supremacist Richard Spencer - Detroit Free Press
Posted at 16.08.2017 16:20:04
Detroit Free PressMSU reviewing request from group headed by white supremacist Richard SpencerDetroit Free PressMichigan State University is reviewing a request from a group headed by prominent white supremacist Richard Spencer to speak on campus. MSU announced Wednesday afternoon it had been contacted by the National Policy Institute seeking to be on the ...
Sessions makes sweeping attack on Chicago's sanctuary city policy - Washington Post
Posted at 16.08.2017 17:44:57
Washington PostSessions makes sweeping attack on Chicago's sanctuary city policyWashington PostAttorney General Jeff Sessions lambasted Chicago and its political leaders Wednesday, tying local policies on undocumented immigrants to soaring crime rates and threatening to withhold federal police grants if the city does not change. In a speech in ...
The Latest: 2 pilots, 3 crew on missing Army helicopter - Miami Herald
Posted at 16.08.2017 20:44:00
Miami HeraldThe Latest: 2 pilots, 3 crew on missing Army helicopterMiami HeraldThe Latest on the search for five crew members from a downed Army helicopter off Hawaii (all times local):. 2:30 p.m.. Two pilots and three crew members were on board an Army helicopter that crashed off Hawaii. A multi-agency team searched Wednesday in ...
Conor McGregor happy with smaller gloves, but sees pros and cons to it - ESPN
Posted at 16.08.2017 18:52:46
ESPNConor McGregor happy with smaller gloves, but sees pros and cons to itESPNUFC star Conor McGregor had agreed to box Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 10-ounce gloves, per Nevada State Athletic Commission rules, but was pleased that the panel agreed at its monthly meeting Wednesday to allow them to wear 8-ounce gloves. "I'm very ...
Obama's response to Charlottesville violence is the most liked tweet in Twitter's history - Washington Post
Posted at 15.08.2017 22:39:22
Washington PostObama's response to Charlottesville violence is the most liked tweet in Twitter's historyWashington PostUnlike some former presidents, Barack Obama is showing no signs of completely abandoning public life. Since leaving office, Obama has commented on major events or controversies, including the terrorist attack in Manchester, England, and Sen.Obama's Charlottesville Response, Boosted by Nostalgia, Becomes Most-Liked Tweet EverNew York TimesWhy Barack Obama is Our Most Viral PresidentYahoo NewsObama's Response to Charlottesville Shatters Twitter RecordNBCNews.comThe Hill (blog) -BBC News -MarketWatch -ABC Newsall 283 news articles »

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
Heather Heyer memorial: Killing 'just magnified her,' mother says - CNN
Posted at 16.08.2017 13:44:48
CNNHeather Heyer memorial: Killing 'just magnified her,' mother saysCNNCharlottesville, Virginia (CNN) Heather Heyer once posted on Facebook an anonymous quote that resonated after her violent death: "If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention," the quote, displayed on a purple background, reads. Her mother made ...
Baltimore Mayor Had Statues Removed in 'Best Interest of My City' - New York Times
Posted at 16.08.2017 19:14:00
New York TimesBaltimore Mayor Had Statues Removed in 'Best Interest of My City'New York TimesWorkers removed the Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson monument in Baltimore. Credit Denise Sanders/The Baltimore Sun, via Associated Press. BALTIMORE — It was “in the best interest of my city,” Mayor Catherine Pugh said Wednesday, ...
Has Natalee Holloway's body been found? Still-grieving father DNA-testing human remains found in Aruba - AL.com
Posted at 16.08.2017 13:47:00
E! OnlineHas Natalee Holloway's body been found? Still-grieving father DNA-testing human remains found in ArubaAL.comHuman remains found in Aruba are being tested to determine whether they are those of Natalee Holloway, her father said Wednesday on a national television talk show. Dave Holloway and private investigator T.J. Ward announced on TODAY that an ...
Both Bush presidents just spoke out on Charlottesville — and sound nothing like Trump - Washington Post
Posted at 16.08.2017 14:30:35
Washington PostBoth Bush presidents just spoke out on Charlottesville — and sound nothing like TrumpWashington PostPresident Trump has faced criticism for not being strong enough in his condemnation of Ku Klux Klan members and neo-Nazis who staged a rally in Charlottesville last weekend — and for saying “all sides” were responsible for the violence that ensued.Quickly catch up on the day's news: Wednesday, August 16CNNUnlike His Predecessors, Trump Steps Back From a Moral JudgmentNew York TimesTrump Erodes Moral Authority Of The Presidency In Wake Of CharlottesvilleHuffPostU.S. News & World Report -WTOP -BBC News -MassLive.comall 139 news articles »
MSU reviewing request from group headed by white supremacist Richard Spencer - Detroit Free Press
Posted at 16.08.2017 16:20:04
Detroit Free PressMSU reviewing request from group headed by white supremacist Richard SpencerDetroit Free PressMichigan State University is reviewing a request from a group headed by prominent white supremacist Richard Spencer to speak on campus. MSU announced Wednesday afternoon it had been contacted by the National Policy Institute seeking to be on the ...
Sessions makes sweeping attack on Chicago's sanctuary city policy - Washington Post
Posted at 16.08.2017 17:44:57
Washington PostSessions makes sweeping attack on Chicago's sanctuary city policyWashington PostAttorney General Jeff Sessions lambasted Chicago and its political leaders Wednesday, tying local policies on undocumented immigrants to soaring crime rates and threatening to withhold federal police grants if the city does not change. In a speech in ...
The Latest: 2 pilots, 3 crew on missing Army helicopter - Miami Herald
Posted at 16.08.2017 20:44:00
Miami HeraldThe Latest: 2 pilots, 3 crew on missing Army helicopterMiami HeraldThe Latest on the search for five crew members from a downed Army helicopter off Hawaii (all times local):. 2:30 p.m.. Two pilots and three crew members were on board an Army helicopter that crashed off Hawaii. A multi-agency team searched Wednesday in ...
Conor McGregor happy with smaller gloves, but sees pros and cons to it - ESPN
Posted at 16.08.2017 18:52:46
ESPNConor McGregor happy with smaller gloves, but sees pros and cons to itESPNUFC star Conor McGregor had agreed to box Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 10-ounce gloves, per Nevada State Athletic Commission rules, but was pleased that the panel agreed at its monthly meeting Wednesday to allow them to wear 8-ounce gloves. "I'm very ...
Obama's response to Charlottesville violence is the most liked tweet in Twitter's history - Washington Post
Posted at 15.08.2017 22:39:22
Washington PostObama's response to Charlottesville violence is the most liked tweet in Twitter's historyWashington PostUnlike some former presidents, Barack Obama is showing no signs of completely abandoning public life. Since leaving office, Obama has commented on major events or controversies, including the terrorist attack in Manchester, England, and Sen.Obama's Charlottesville Response, Boosted by Nostalgia, Becomes Most-Liked Tweet EverNew York TimesWhy Barack Obama is Our Most Viral PresidentYahoo NewsObama's Response to Charlottesville Shatters Twitter RecordNBCNews.comThe Hill (blog) -BBC News -MarketWatch -ABC Newsall 283 news articles »

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
Heather Heyer memorial: Killing 'just magnified her,' mother says - CNN
Published at August 16, 2017, 1:44 pm

CNN

Heather Heyer memorial: Killing 'just magnified her,' mother says
CNN
Charlottesville, Virginia (CNN) Heather Heyer once posted on Facebook an anonymous quote that resonated after her violent death: "If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention," the quote, displayed on a purple background, reads. Her mother made ...
The Latest: Thousands march against bigotry in PhiladelphiaMiami Herald
'This Is Just The Beginning Of Heather's Legacy': Mourning And A Call To ActionNPR
Mother of Charlottesville Victim Urges 'Righteous Action' in Powerful SpeechTIME
New York Times -Washington Post -ABC News -Los Angeles Times
all 1,030 news articles »
Baltimore Mayor Had Statues Removed in 'Best Interest of My City' - New York Times
Published at August 16, 2017, 7:14 pm

New York Times

Baltimore Mayor Had Statues Removed in 'Best Interest of My City'
New York Times
Workers removed the Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson monument in Baltimore. Credit Denise Sanders/The Baltimore Sun, via Associated Press. BALTIMORE — It was “in the best interest of my city,” Mayor Catherine Pugh said Wednesday, ...
Mayors taking swift action to avoid becoming the next CharlottesvilleWashington Post
Regime Change in CharlottesvillePolitico
Here are the Confederate memorials that will be removed after CharlottesvilleCNN
ABC News -NBCNews.com -USA TODAY -Baltimore Sun
all 1,235 news articles »
Has Natalee Holloway's body been found? Still-grieving father DNA-testing human remains found in Aruba - AL.com
Published at August 16, 2017, 1:47 pm

E! Online

Has Natalee Holloway's body been found? Still-grieving father DNA-testing human remains found in Aruba
AL.com
Human remains found in Aruba are being tested to determine whether they are those of Natalee Holloway, her father said Wednesday on a national television talk show. Dave Holloway and private investigator T.J. Ward announced on TODAY that an ...
Human remains discovered after 12-year search for Natalee HollowayNew York Daily News
Natalee Holloway's Dad Having Human Remains Tested For DNAHuffPost
Natalee Holloway's father discovers human remains in ArubaAOL
New York Post -The Denver Channel -The Epoch Times -WSFA
all 36 news articles »
Both Bush presidents just spoke out on Charlottesville — and sound nothing like Trump - Washington Post
Published at August 16, 2017, 2:30 pm

Washington Post

Both Bush presidents just spoke out on Charlottesville — and sound nothing like Trump
Washington Post
President Trump has faced criticism for not being strong enough in his condemnation of Ku Klux Klan members and neo-Nazis who staged a rally in Charlottesville last weekend — and for saying “all sides” were responsible for the violence that ensued.
Quickly catch up on the day's news: Wednesday, August 16CNN
Unlike His Predecessors, Trump Steps Back From a Moral JudgmentNew York Times
Trump Erodes Moral Authority Of The Presidency In Wake Of CharlottesvilleHuffPost
U.S. News & World Report -WTOP -BBC News -MassLive.com
all 139 news articles »
MSU reviewing request from group headed by white supremacist Richard Spencer - Detroit Free Press
Published at August 16, 2017, 4:20 pm

Detroit Free Press

MSU reviewing request from group headed by white supremacist Richard Spencer
Detroit Free Press
Michigan State University is reviewing a request from a group headed by prominent white supremacist Richard Spencer to speak on campus. MSU announced Wednesday afternoon it had been contacted by the National Policy Institute seeking to be on the ...
Richard Spencer group seeks September event at Michigan StateUSA TODAY
White nationalist Richard Spencer to challenge cancellation of UF speechOrlando Sentinel
White nationalist group seeks MSU appearanceThe Detroit News
Lansing State Journal -University of Florida Performing Arts -Facebook
all 210 news articles »
Sessions makes sweeping attack on Chicago's sanctuary city policy - Washington Post
Published at August 16, 2017, 5:44 pm

Washington Post

Sessions makes sweeping attack on Chicago's sanctuary city policy
Washington Post
Attorney General Jeff Sessions lambasted Chicago and its political leaders Wednesday, tying local policies on undocumented immigrants to soaring crime rates and threatening to withhold federal police grants if the city does not change. In a speech in ...
Sessions Lauds Miami and Rebukes Chicago in Escalating Fight With Sanctuary CitiesNew York Times
Sessions gives sanctuary cities speech in MiamiCBS News
Atty. Gen. Sessions again attacks Chicago and other 'sanctuary' citiesLos Angeles Times
U.S. News & World Report -Politico -Chicago Tribune -Reuters
all 90 news articles »
The Latest: 2 pilots, 3 crew on missing Army helicopter - Miami Herald
Published at August 16, 2017, 8:44 pm

Miami Herald

The Latest: 2 pilots, 3 crew on missing Army helicopter
Miami Herald
The Latest on the search for five crew members from a downed Army helicopter off Hawaii (all times local):. 2:30 p.m.. Two pilots and three crew members were on board an Army helicopter that crashed off Hawaii. A multi-agency team searched Wednesday in ...
Army, Coast Guard launch search for missing Black Hawk crewCBS News
2 pilots, 3 crew on missing Army helicopter in HawaiiKITV Honolulu
Five missing after US Army Black Hawk helicopter goes down off Oahu coastwtkr.com

all 106 news articles »
Conor McGregor happy with smaller gloves, but sees pros and cons to it - ESPN
Published at August 16, 2017, 6:52 pm

ESPN

Conor McGregor happy with smaller gloves, but sees pros and cons to it
ESPN
UFC star Conor McGregor had agreed to box Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 10-ounce gloves, per Nevada State Athletic Commission rules, but was pleased that the panel agreed at its monthly meeting Wednesday to allow them to wear 8-ounce gloves. "I'm very ...
Conor McGregor '100 percent' considers himself the UFC featherweight championMMA Fighting
Dana White: 'Nothing against' Paulie Malignaggi, though Showtime turned down offer of sparring footage (updated)MMAjunkie.com
The champ is here! Conor McGregor reminds everyone he's still UFC's lightweight (and featherweight) kingMMAmania.com
Bleacher Report -Washington Post -Yahoo Sports -Sherdog.com
all 706 news articles »
Obama's response to Charlottesville violence is the most liked tweet in Twitter's history - Washington Post
Published at August 15, 2017, 10:39 pm

Washington Post

Obama's response to Charlottesville violence is the most liked tweet in Twitter's history
Washington Post
Unlike some former presidents, Barack Obama is showing no signs of completely abandoning public life. Since leaving office, Obama has commented on major events or controversies, including the terrorist attack in Manchester, England, and Sen.
Obama's Charlottesville Response, Boosted by Nostalgia, Becomes Most-Liked Tweet EverNew York Times
Why Barack Obama is Our Most Viral PresidentYahoo News
Obama's Response to Charlottesville Shatters Twitter RecordNBCNews.com
The Hill (blog) -BBC News -MarketWatch -ABC News
all 283 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
If you need documentation, please go here.
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.