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
Korean Families, Separated for 6 Decades, Are Briefly Reunited - New York Times
Posted at 20.08.2018 09:17:34
New York TimesKorean Families, Separated for 6 Decades, Are Briefly ReunitedNew York TimesSEOUL, South Korea — For two hours on Monday, a 92-year-old woman held her son's hand and looked him in the eyes for the first time in more than 65 years, as family members from North and South Korea were permitted a rare chance to see one another ...
Pope Francis: 'No effort must be spared' to tackle Catholic Church's abuses - Washington Post
Posted at 20.08.2018 09:22:30
Washington PostPope Francis: 'No effort must be spared' to tackle Catholic Church's abusesWashington PostDUBLIN — Pope Francis said in a letter released Monday by the Vatican that the Catholic Church has not dealt properly with “crimes” against children and needs to prevent sexual abuses from being “covered up and perpetuated.” “We showed no care for the ...
Twitter Pummels Rudy Giuliani After He Declares 'Truth Isn't Truth' - HuffPost
Posted at 19.08.2018 21:34:00
HuffPostTwitter Pummels Rudy Giuliani After He Declares 'Truth Isn't Truth'HuffPostRudy Giuliani's stunning declaration on NBC Sunday that “truth isn't truth” as he discussed his fears about special counsel Robert Mueller interviewing President Donald Trump galvanized a furious army of critics on Twitter. Giuliani was warned about ...
Friend of Colorado woman allegedly killed by husband not 'shocked' by his arrest - Yahoo News
Posted at 20.08.2018 08:35:26
Yahoo NewsFriend of Colorado woman allegedly killed by husband not 'shocked' by his arrestYahoo NewsFriend of Colorado woman allegedly killed by husband not 'shocked' by his arrest originally appeared on abcnews.go.com. A close friend of Shanann Watts, the woman who was found dead along with her two young daughters last week, said she wasn't ...
Prosecutors preparing charges for Michael Cohen; could announce by end of August - CNN
Posted at 19.08.2018 22:34:45
CNNProsecutors preparing charges for Michael Cohen; could announce by end of AugustCNN(CNN) Federal prosecutors are preparing criminal charges against President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen and could announce them by the end of the month, people familiar with the matter tell CNN. The US Attorney's office for the Southern ...
Rose McGowan heartbroken over report Asia Argento made deal to pay her own sexual assault accuser - Fox News
Posted at 20.08.2018 09:04:56
Fox NewsRose McGowan heartbroken over report Asia Argento made deal to pay her own sexual assault accuserFox NewsRose McGowan said Monday she was heartbroken after a bombshell report revealed Asia Argento agreed to pay $380,000 to an actor who accused her of sexually assaulting him when he was 17 years old. “I got to know Asia Argento ten months ago,” ...
Steve Bannon: GOP Must Rally Behind Trump To Survive The Midterms - HuffPost
Posted at 20.08.2018 04:17:00
HuffPostSteve Bannon: GOP Must Rally Behind Trump To Survive The MidtermsHuffPostWASHINGTON (AP) — Steve Bannon has a dire warning for Republicans. During a Sunday interview with The Associated Press, the former chief strategist to President Donald Trump said he believes the GOP would lose 35 to 40 seats in the House if the ...
2 employees dead, including suspect, in workplace shooting at food warehouse in Missouri City - KTRK-TV
Posted at 20.08.2018 09:32:00
KTRK-TV2 employees dead, including suspect, in workplace shooting at food warehouse in Missouri CityKTRK-TVA suspect is dead after she allegedly opened fire at a food distribution plant, killing a manager and wounding another worker in Missouri City. This happened at the Ben E. Keith Foods building on Cravens Road near Gessner. NEW INFO: woman shooter was ...
Venezuelan Crisis Escalates as President's Economic Plans Fuel Tensions - Wall Street Journal
Posted at 19.08.2018 20:01:00
Wall Street JournalVenezuelan Crisis Escalates as President's Economic Plans Fuel TensionsWall Street JournalCARACAS, Venezuela—The exodus of Venezuelans gained pace as the government's plans to address the collapsing economy fueled anxiety, while tensions grew in neighboring countries that have strained to absorb refugees. Over the weekend ...

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
Korean Families, Separated for 6 Decades, Are Briefly Reunited - New York Times
Posted at 20.08.2018 09:17:34
New York TimesKorean Families, Separated for 6 Decades, Are Briefly ReunitedNew York TimesSEOUL, South Korea — For two hours on Monday, a 92-year-old woman held her son's hand and looked him in the eyes for the first time in more than 65 years, as family members from North and South Korea were permitted a rare chance to see one another ...
Pope Francis: 'No effort must be spared' to tackle Catholic Church's abuses - Washington Post
Posted at 20.08.2018 09:22:30
Washington PostPope Francis: 'No effort must be spared' to tackle Catholic Church's abusesWashington PostDUBLIN — Pope Francis said in a letter released Monday by the Vatican that the Catholic Church has not dealt properly with “crimes” against children and needs to prevent sexual abuses from being “covered up and perpetuated.” “We showed no care for the ...
Twitter Pummels Rudy Giuliani After He Declares 'Truth Isn't Truth' - HuffPost
Posted at 19.08.2018 21:34:00
HuffPostTwitter Pummels Rudy Giuliani After He Declares 'Truth Isn't Truth'HuffPostRudy Giuliani's stunning declaration on NBC Sunday that “truth isn't truth” as he discussed his fears about special counsel Robert Mueller interviewing President Donald Trump galvanized a furious army of critics on Twitter. Giuliani was warned about ...
Friend of Colorado woman allegedly killed by husband not 'shocked' by his arrest - Yahoo News
Posted at 20.08.2018 08:35:26
Yahoo NewsFriend of Colorado woman allegedly killed by husband not 'shocked' by his arrestYahoo NewsFriend of Colorado woman allegedly killed by husband not 'shocked' by his arrest originally appeared on abcnews.go.com. A close friend of Shanann Watts, the woman who was found dead along with her two young daughters last week, said she wasn't ...
Prosecutors preparing charges for Michael Cohen; could announce by end of August - CNN
Posted at 19.08.2018 22:34:45
CNNProsecutors preparing charges for Michael Cohen; could announce by end of AugustCNN(CNN) Federal prosecutors are preparing criminal charges against President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen and could announce them by the end of the month, people familiar with the matter tell CNN. The US Attorney's office for the Southern ...
Rose McGowan heartbroken over report Asia Argento made deal to pay her own sexual assault accuser - Fox News
Posted at 20.08.2018 09:04:56
Fox NewsRose McGowan heartbroken over report Asia Argento made deal to pay her own sexual assault accuserFox NewsRose McGowan said Monday she was heartbroken after a bombshell report revealed Asia Argento agreed to pay $380,000 to an actor who accused her of sexually assaulting him when he was 17 years old. “I got to know Asia Argento ten months ago,” ...
Steve Bannon: GOP Must Rally Behind Trump To Survive The Midterms - HuffPost
Posted at 20.08.2018 04:17:00
HuffPostSteve Bannon: GOP Must Rally Behind Trump To Survive The MidtermsHuffPostWASHINGTON (AP) — Steve Bannon has a dire warning for Republicans. During a Sunday interview with The Associated Press, the former chief strategist to President Donald Trump said he believes the GOP would lose 35 to 40 seats in the House if the ...
2 employees dead, including suspect, in workplace shooting at food warehouse in Missouri City - KTRK-TV
Posted at 20.08.2018 09:32:00
KTRK-TV2 employees dead, including suspect, in workplace shooting at food warehouse in Missouri CityKTRK-TVA suspect is dead after she allegedly opened fire at a food distribution plant, killing a manager and wounding another worker in Missouri City. This happened at the Ben E. Keith Foods building on Cravens Road near Gessner. NEW INFO: woman shooter was ...
Venezuelan Crisis Escalates as President's Economic Plans Fuel Tensions - Wall Street Journal
Posted at 19.08.2018 20:01:00
Wall Street JournalVenezuelan Crisis Escalates as President's Economic Plans Fuel TensionsWall Street JournalCARACAS, Venezuela—The exodus of Venezuelans gained pace as the government's plans to address the collapsing economy fueled anxiety, while tensions grew in neighboring countries that have strained to absorb refugees. Over the weekend ...

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
Tesla pares losses in volatile trading after falling below $300 - CNBC
Published at August 20, 2018, 9:33 am

CNBC

Tesla pares losses in volatile trading after falling below $300
CNBC
Tesla's stock price fell below $300 per share at one point on Monday as investors in the electric car maker continued to doubt the validity of a privatization proposal by its founder Elon Musk. Shares of the Palo Alto, California-based company fell as ...
Tesla Keeps Dropping on Doubts Musk Has the Money to Go PrivateBloomberg
Tesla Slashes Spending, and May Add to Its TroublesNew York Times
In an Open Letter, Arianna Huffington Gave Elon Musk Really Good Advice You Should Follow TooInc.com
New York Times -Thrive Global
all 698 news articles »
Pope Francis: 'No effort must be spared' to tackle Catholic Church's abuses - Washington Post
Published at August 20, 2018, 9:22 am

Washington Post

Pope Francis: 'No effort must be spared' to tackle Catholic Church's abuses
Washington Post
DUBLIN — Pope Francis said in a letter released Monday by the Vatican that the Catholic Church has not dealt properly with “crimes” against children and needs to prevent sexual abuses from being “covered up and perpetuated.” “We showed no care for the ...
Pope Francis Pens Scathing Response To Clergy Sexual Abuse ScandalHuffPost
Sexual abuse scandal cries out for papal leadershipUSA TODAY
The Clergy Abuse Crisis Has Cost The Catholic Church $3 BillionNPR
NPR -The Boston Globe -Vatican News
all 1,225 news articles »
'Truth isn't truth': Giuliani weighs risks of possible Trump interview in Russia probe - Washington Post
Published at August 19, 2018, 12:26 pm

Washington Post

'Truth isn't truth': Giuliani weighs risks of possible Trump interview in Russia probe
Washington Post
Rudolph W. Giuliani, President Trump's lead attorney in the ongoing Russia probe, said Sunday that he will not allow special counsel Robert S. Mueller III to rush Trump into an interview because investigators could try to catch the president in a lie ...

and more »
Friend of Colorado woman allegedly killed by husband not 'shocked' by his arrest - Yahoo News
Published at August 20, 2018, 8:35 am

Yahoo News

Friend of Colorado woman allegedly killed by husband not 'shocked' by his arrest
Yahoo News
Friend of Colorado woman allegedly killed by husband not 'shocked' by his arrest originally appeared on abcnews.go.com. A close friend of Shanann Watts, the woman who was found dead along with her two young daughters last week, said she wasn't ...
'I hope it's a boy for him,' pregnant wife said weeks before husband allegedly killed her, 2 daughtersABC News
Chris Watts case: Sources say bodies of 2 daughters concealed inside oil and gas tanksThe Denver Channel
Pregnant woman, two daughters missing in FrederickThe Denver Channel
The Sun
all 211 news articles »
Prosecutors preparing charges for Michael Cohen; could announce by end of August - CNN
Published at August 19, 2018, 10:34 pm

CNN

Prosecutors preparing charges for Michael Cohen; could announce by end of August
CNN
(CNN) Federal prosecutors are preparing criminal charges against President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen and could announce them by the end of the month, people familiar with the matter tell CNN. The US Attorney's office for the Southern ...
Investigators Probing Michael Cohen For $20 Million In Bank Fraud: NYTHuffPost
Michael Cohen is reportedly being investigated for over $20 million in bank fraudBusiness Insider

all 265 news articles »
Steve Bannon: GOP Must Rally Behind Trump To Survive The Midterms - HuffPost
Published at August 20, 2018, 4:17 am

HuffPost

Steve Bannon: GOP Must Rally Behind Trump To Survive The Midterms
HuffPost
WASHINGTON (AP) — Steve Bannon has a dire warning for Republicans. During a Sunday interview with The Associated Press, the former chief strategist to President Donald Trump said he believes the GOP would lose 35 to 40 seats in the House if the ...
Congress Forecast Post-November: Power Struggles in Both PartiesBloomberg

all 313 news articles »
Rose McGowan heartbroken over report Asia Argento made deal to pay her own sexual assault accuser - Fox News
Published at August 20, 2018, 9:04 am

Fox News

Rose McGowan heartbroken over report Asia Argento made deal to pay her own sexual assault accuser
Fox News
Rose McGowan said Monday she was heartbroken after a bombshell report revealed Asia Argento agreed to pay $380,000 to an actor who accused her of sexually assaulting him when he was 17 years old. “I got to know Asia Argento ten months ago,” ...

and more »
Venezuelan Crisis Escalates as President's Economic Plans Fuel Tensions - Wall Street Journal
Published at August 19, 2018, 8:01 pm

Wall Street Journal

Venezuelan Crisis Escalates as President's Economic Plans Fuel Tensions
Wall Street Journal
CARACAS, Venezuela—The exodus of Venezuelans gained pace as the government's plans to address the collapsing economy fueled anxiety, while tensions grew in neighboring countries that have strained to absorb refugees. Over the weekend ...
Venezuela Launches One of Greatest FX Devaluations in HistoryBloomberg
Maduro has a plan to fix Venezuela's inflation — which may make things worseWashington Post

all 371 news articles »
Korean Families, Separated for 6 Decades, Are Briefly Reunited - New York Times
Published at August 20, 2018, 9:17 am

New York Times

Korean Families, Separated for 6 Decades, Are Briefly Reunited
New York Times
SEOUL, South Korea — For two hours on Monday, a 92-year-old woman held her son's hand and looked him in the eyes for the first time in more than 65 years, as family members from North and South Korea were permitted a rare chance to see one another ...
South Korea: the fear of China's shadowFinancial Times

all 982 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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