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
Puma reissues its nerdiest shoe ever, the RS-Computer - TechCrunch
Posted at 11.12.2018 13:27:43
Puma reissues its nerdiest shoe ever, the RS-Computer  TechCrunchPuma is rereleasing its classic 1986 RS-Computer running shoe  The VergePuma revives its 1986 smart shoe for the modern era  EngadgetPuma Is Re-Releasing Its 32-Year-Old Smart Shoe That Was Lightyears Ahead of Its Time  GizmodoPuma's 1986 smart running shoes are back, chunky heel and all  CNETView full coverage on Google News
Spacewalking astronauts check site of capsule leak - Associated Press
Posted at 11.12.2018 15:44:15
Spacewalking astronauts check site of capsule leak  Associated PressRussia Wants to Extend U.S. Space Partnership. Or It Could Turn to China.  The New York TimesLIVE: Russian cosmonauts conduct ISS spacewalk  CNNWatch Russian Cosmonauts Inspect Mysterious ISS Hole in 'Unprecedented' Spacewalk  GizmodoSpace station astronauts on a spacewalk to investigate mystery hole  Astronomy MagazineView full coverage on Google News
Breast cancer risk may increase after childbirth, study finds - CBS News
Posted at 11.12.2018 12:15:00
Breast cancer risk may increase after childbirth, study finds  CBS NewsBreast cancer testing guidelines out of date, missing genetic screening, says study  KSL.comBreast cancer risk may increase for women after recent childbirth, study finds  CBS This MorningNew Breast Cancer Study Released  CBS MiamiView full coverage on Google News
Robert Mueller's case against Michael Cohen has very little to do with Trump or campaign finance violations - Washington Examiner
Posted at 11.12.2018 15:26:00
Robert Mueller's case against Michael Cohen has very little to do with Trump or campaign finance violations  Washington ExaminerRepublicans grow increasingly anxious over Trump's political future  SalonConservative Columnist Thinks 1 Word In Cohen Memo May Seal Donald Trump’s Fate  HuffPostTrump is 'concerned' about impeachment, source says  CNNThe Presidency or Prison  The New York TimesView full coverage on Google News
Three police officers shot in Houston while serving warrant - NBC News
Posted at 11.12.2018 15:30:00
Three police officers shot in Houston while serving warrant  NBC NewsA sheriff's deputy and two other officers were shot in Houston as they served a felony warrant, officials said. The Harris County Sheriff's deputy and two officers ...
Man dies while trying to save dog in icy pond - Boston 25 News
Posted at 10.12.2018 17:31:49
Man dies while trying to save dog in icy pond  Boston 25 NewsIndianapolis man dies trying to rescue dog from icy pond  NBC NewsMan drowns trying to rescue dog from icy pond  RTV6 IndianapolisMan dies after trying to rescue dog from icy pond, fire officials say  Indianapolis Star'It would be instinct': Woman, man die in separate attempts to rescue their dogs from icy ponds  USA TODAYView full coverage on Google News
Piers Morgan says Piers Morgan should be Trump’s new chief of staff - The Washington Post
Posted at 11.12.2018 14:24:32
Piers Morgan says Piers Morgan should be Trump’s new chief of staff  The Washington PostPiers Morgan is begging President Trump to hire him as Chief Of Staff: 'I'm perfectly qualified!'  AOLPiers Morgan to Trump: Hire me as your chief of staff | TheHill  The HillPiers Morgan to Donald Trump: 'I'd literally pay to work for you'  Washington TimesPIERS MORGAN: You hired me before, Mr President, so hire me again! My reputation can’t be tarnished  Daily MailView full coverage on Google News
Trump proposes to roll back decades of water protections - POLITICO
Posted at 11.12.2018 11:34:00
Trump proposes to roll back decades of water protections  POLITICOTrump EPA Proposes Major Rollback Of Federal Water Protections  NPRTrump Prepares to Unveil a Vast Reworking of Clean Water Protections  The New York TimesEPA proposal will provide a balanced way to protect rivers and other major bodies of water | TheHill  The HillTrump administration's changes to Clean Water Rule could have wide-ranging impact  ABC NewsView full coverage on Google News
Brexit: Theresa May gets stuck in car ahead of Angela Merkel meeting - BBC News
Posted at 11.12.2018 12:26:15
Brexit: Theresa May gets stuck in car ahead of Angela Merkel meeting  BBC NewsTheresa May Got Stuck in Her Car. Some Saw a Perfect Brexit Metaphor.  The New York TimesWatch: British Prime Minister Locked In Car As She Arrives for Visit With Germany's Merkel  NewsweekThere’s no good way out of the Brexit disaster  The Washington PostMay Has Bought Some Time. At Great Cost.  The New York TimesView full coverage on Google News

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
Puma reissues its nerdiest shoe ever, the RS-Computer - TechCrunch
Posted at 11.12.2018 13:27:43
Puma reissues its nerdiest shoe ever, the RS-Computer  TechCrunchPuma is rereleasing its classic 1986 RS-Computer running shoe  The VergePuma revives its 1986 smart shoe for the modern era  EngadgetPuma Is Re-Releasing Its 32-Year-Old Smart Shoe That Was Lightyears Ahead of Its Time  GizmodoPuma's 1986 smart running shoes are back, chunky heel and all  CNETView full coverage on Google News
Spacewalking astronauts check site of capsule leak - Associated Press
Posted at 11.12.2018 15:44:15
Spacewalking astronauts check site of capsule leak  Associated PressRussia Wants to Extend U.S. Space Partnership. Or It Could Turn to China.  The New York TimesLIVE: Russian cosmonauts conduct ISS spacewalk  CNNWatch Russian Cosmonauts Inspect Mysterious ISS Hole in 'Unprecedented' Spacewalk  GizmodoSpace station astronauts on a spacewalk to investigate mystery hole  Astronomy MagazineView full coverage on Google News
Breast cancer risk may increase after childbirth, study finds - CBS News
Posted at 11.12.2018 12:15:00
Breast cancer risk may increase after childbirth, study finds  CBS NewsBreast cancer testing guidelines out of date, missing genetic screening, says study  KSL.comBreast cancer risk may increase for women after recent childbirth, study finds  CBS This MorningNew Breast Cancer Study Released  CBS MiamiView full coverage on Google News
Robert Mueller's case against Michael Cohen has very little to do with Trump or campaign finance violations - Washington Examiner
Posted at 11.12.2018 15:26:00
Robert Mueller's case against Michael Cohen has very little to do with Trump or campaign finance violations  Washington ExaminerRepublicans grow increasingly anxious over Trump's political future  SalonConservative Columnist Thinks 1 Word In Cohen Memo May Seal Donald Trump’s Fate  HuffPostTrump is 'concerned' about impeachment, source says  CNNThe Presidency or Prison  The New York TimesView full coverage on Google News
Three police officers shot in Houston while serving warrant - NBC News
Posted at 11.12.2018 15:30:00
Three police officers shot in Houston while serving warrant  NBC NewsA sheriff's deputy and two other officers were shot in Houston as they served a felony warrant, officials said. The Harris County Sheriff's deputy and two officers ...
Man dies while trying to save dog in icy pond - Boston 25 News
Posted at 10.12.2018 17:31:49
Man dies while trying to save dog in icy pond  Boston 25 NewsIndianapolis man dies trying to rescue dog from icy pond  NBC NewsMan drowns trying to rescue dog from icy pond  RTV6 IndianapolisMan dies after trying to rescue dog from icy pond, fire officials say  Indianapolis Star'It would be instinct': Woman, man die in separate attempts to rescue their dogs from icy ponds  USA TODAYView full coverage on Google News
Piers Morgan says Piers Morgan should be Trump’s new chief of staff - The Washington Post
Posted at 11.12.2018 14:24:32
Piers Morgan says Piers Morgan should be Trump’s new chief of staff  The Washington PostPiers Morgan is begging President Trump to hire him as Chief Of Staff: 'I'm perfectly qualified!'  AOLPiers Morgan to Trump: Hire me as your chief of staff | TheHill  The HillPiers Morgan to Donald Trump: 'I'd literally pay to work for you'  Washington TimesPIERS MORGAN: You hired me before, Mr President, so hire me again! My reputation can’t be tarnished  Daily MailView full coverage on Google News
Trump proposes to roll back decades of water protections - POLITICO
Posted at 11.12.2018 11:34:00
Trump proposes to roll back decades of water protections  POLITICOTrump EPA Proposes Major Rollback Of Federal Water Protections  NPRTrump Prepares to Unveil a Vast Reworking of Clean Water Protections  The New York TimesEPA proposal will provide a balanced way to protect rivers and other major bodies of water | TheHill  The HillTrump administration's changes to Clean Water Rule could have wide-ranging impact  ABC NewsView full coverage on Google News
Brexit: Theresa May gets stuck in car ahead of Angela Merkel meeting - BBC News
Posted at 11.12.2018 12:26:15
Brexit: Theresa May gets stuck in car ahead of Angela Merkel meeting  BBC NewsTheresa May Got Stuck in Her Car. Some Saw a Perfect Brexit Metaphor.  The New York TimesWatch: British Prime Minister Locked In Car As She Arrives for Visit With Germany's Merkel  NewsweekThere’s no good way out of the Brexit disaster  The Washington PostMay Has Bought Some Time. At Great Cost.  The New York TimesView full coverage on Google News

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
Puma reissues its nerdiest shoe ever, the RS-Computer - TechCrunch
Published at December 11, 2018, 1:27 pm
  1. Puma reissues its nerdiest shoe ever, the RS-Computer  TechCrunch
  2. Puma is rereleasing its classic 1986 RS-Computer running shoe  The Verge
  3. Puma revives its 1986 smart shoe for the modern era  Engadget
  4. Puma Is Re-Releasing Its 32-Year-Old Smart Shoe That Was Lightyears Ahead of Its Time  Gizmodo
  5. Puma's 1986 smart running shoes are back, chunky heel and all  CNET
  6. View full coverage on Google News
Spacewalking astronauts check site of capsule leak - Associated Press
Published at December 11, 2018, 3:44 pm
  1. Spacewalking astronauts check site of capsule leak  Associated Press
  2. Russia Wants to Extend U.S. Space Partnership. Or It Could Turn to China.  The New York Times
  3. LIVE: Russian cosmonauts conduct ISS spacewalk  CNN
  4. Watch Russian Cosmonauts Inspect Mysterious ISS Hole in 'Unprecedented' Spacewalk  Gizmodo
  5. Space station astronauts on a spacewalk to investigate mystery hole  Astronomy Magazine
  6. View full coverage on Google News
Breast cancer risk may increase after childbirth, study finds - CBS News
Published at December 11, 2018, 12:15 pm
  1. Breast cancer risk may increase after childbirth, study finds  CBS News
  2. Breast cancer testing guidelines out of date, missing genetic screening, says study  KSL.com
  3. Breast cancer risk may increase for women after recent childbirth, study finds  CBS This Morning
  4. New Breast Cancer Study Released  CBS Miami
  5. View full coverage on Google News
Robert Mueller's case against Michael Cohen has very little to do with Trump or campaign finance violations - Washington Examiner
Published at December 11, 2018, 3:26 pm
  1. Robert Mueller's case against Michael Cohen has very little to do with Trump or campaign finance violations  Washington Examiner
  2. Republicans grow increasingly anxious over Trump's political future  Salon
  3. Conservative Columnist Thinks 1 Word In Cohen Memo May Seal Donald Trump’s Fate  HuffPost
  4. Trump is 'concerned' about impeachment, source says  CNN
  5. The Presidency or Prison  The New York Times
  6. View full coverage on Google News
Three police officers shot in Houston while serving warrant - NBC News
Published at December 11, 2018, 3:30 pm
Three police officers shot in Houston while serving warrant  NBC News

A sheriff's deputy and two other officers were shot in Houston as they served a felony warrant, officials said. The Harris County Sheriff's deputy and two officers ...

View full coverage on Google News
Man dies while trying to save dog in icy pond - Boston 25 News
Published at December 10, 2018, 5:31 pm
  1. Man dies while trying to save dog in icy pond  Boston 25 News
  2. Indianapolis man dies trying to rescue dog from icy pond  NBC News
  3. Man drowns trying to rescue dog from icy pond  RTV6 Indianapolis
  4. Man dies after trying to rescue dog from icy pond, fire officials say  Indianapolis Star
  5. 'It would be instinct': Woman, man die in separate attempts to rescue their dogs from icy ponds  USA TODAY
  6. View full coverage on Google News
Piers Morgan says Piers Morgan should be Trump’s new chief of staff - The Washington Post
Published at December 11, 2018, 2:24 pm
  1. Piers Morgan says Piers Morgan should be Trump’s new chief of staff  The Washington Post
  2. Piers Morgan is begging President Trump to hire him as Chief Of Staff: 'I'm perfectly qualified!'  AOL
  3. Piers Morgan to Trump: Hire me as your chief of staff | TheHill  The Hill
  4. Piers Morgan to Donald Trump: 'I'd literally pay to work for you'  Washington Times
  5. PIERS MORGAN: You hired me before, Mr President, so hire me again! My reputation can’t be tarnished  Daily Mail
  6. View full coverage on Google News
Trump proposes to roll back decades of water protections - POLITICO
Published at December 11, 2018, 11:34 am
  1. Trump proposes to roll back decades of water protections  POLITICO
  2. Trump EPA Proposes Major Rollback Of Federal Water Protections  NPR
  3. Trump Prepares to Unveil a Vast Reworking of Clean Water Protections  The New York Times
  4. EPA proposal will provide a balanced way to protect rivers and other major bodies of water | TheHill  The Hill
  5. Trump administration's changes to Clean Water Rule could have wide-ranging impact  ABC News
  6. View full coverage on Google News
Brexit: Theresa May gets stuck in car ahead of Angela Merkel meeting - BBC News
Published at December 11, 2018, 12:26 pm
  1. Brexit: Theresa May gets stuck in car ahead of Angela Merkel meeting  BBC News
  2. Theresa May Got Stuck in Her Car. Some Saw a Perfect Brexit Metaphor.  The New York Times
  3. Watch: British Prime Minister Locked In Car As She Arrives for Visit With Germany's Merkel  Newsweek
  4. There’s no good way out of the Brexit disaster  The Washington Post
  5. May Has Bought Some Time. At Great Cost.  The New York Times
  6. View full coverage on Google News
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.