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
A Navy Helicopter Crashed on the Flight Deck of USS Ronald Reagan, Injuring Sailors - TIME
Posted at 19.10.2018 03:44:30
TIMEA Navy Helicopter Crashed on the Flight Deck of USS Ronald Reagan, Injuring SailorsTIME(TOKYO) — An U.S. Navy helicopter has crashed on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, causing non-fatal injuries to sailors. The Navy's 7th Fleet said in a statement the MH-60 Seahawk crashed shortly after takeoff Friday while ...
Trump Says He Now Believes Khashoggi Is Dead, Threatens 'Consequences' - NPR
Posted at 19.10.2018 07:19:00
NPRTrump Says He Now Believes Khashoggi Is Dead, Threatens 'Consequences'NPRPresident Trump says he believes missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead, telling The New York Times that his judgement is based on intelligence reports "coming from every side." If Saudi Arabia is responsible, the consequences will be "very ...
'That's My Kind of Guy,' Trump Says of Republican Lawmaker Who Body-Slammed a Reporter - New York Times
Posted at 19.10.2018 00:17:38
New York Times'That's My Kind of Guy,' Trump Says of Republican Lawmaker Who Body-Slammed a ReporterNew York TimesMISSOULA, Mont. — President Trump praised a Republican candidate's assault last year on a reporter and fumed over his Democratic opponents here on Thursday night in a freewheeling rally meant to mobilize his base's support in the coming midterm ...
Pressure turns to Mexico as migrant caravan heads for border - Washington Post
Posted at 18.10.2018 22:51:18
Washington PostPressure turns to Mexico as migrant caravan heads for borderWashington PostGUATEMALA CITY — As some 3,000 Hondurans made their way through Guatemala, attention turned to Mexico, after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened Thursday to close the U.S.-Mexico border if authorities there fail to stop them — a nearly ...
Nikki Haley Pokes Fun at Trump, and Herself, at Al Smith Dinner - New York Times
Posted at 19.10.2018 00:30:45
New York TimesNikki Haley Pokes Fun at Trump, and Herself, at Al Smith DinnerNew York TimesNikki R. Haley joked about President Trump's braggadocio in his United Nations speech last month. Once, she said, he asked if she belonged to the same Native American tribe as Senator Elizabeth Warren. And as a member of Mr. Trump's cabinet, she ...
Afghan elections delayed in Kandahar province after top officials assassinated - Washington Post
Posted at 19.10.2018 04:36:13
Washington PostAfghan elections delayed in Kandahar province after top officials assassinatedWashington PostKABUL — The Afghan government on Friday delayed legislative elections by one week in Kandahar province after the provincial police chief and intelligence chief were assassinated by a Taliban gunman, leaving a dangerous security vacuum in the region ...
Alex Bregman says failing to repeat will give Astros 'an edge' next season - ESPN
Posted at 19.10.2018 02:12:55
ESPNAlex Bregman says failing to repeat will give Astros 'an edge' next seasonESPNHOUSTON -- Instead of toasting again, the Houston Astros are toast. With a 4-1 loss to the Boston Red Sox in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series, the Astros' bid to repeat as World Series champs is officially over.Boston Red Sox want to be immortalized as greatest team in franchise historyUSA TODAYDavid Price quiets his critics and sends Red Sox past Astros and into World SeriesWashington PostRed Sox Reach World Series With David Price's Playoff BreakthroughNew York TimesCBSSports.com -New York Postall 1,944 news articles »
Kelly, Bolton got into 'intense' immigration argument at the White House, officials say - USA TODAY
Posted at 18.10.2018 22:16:00
USA TODAYKelly, Bolton got into 'intense' immigration argument at the White House, officials sayUSA TODAYWASHINGTON - Two of the president's closest advisers got into an intense shouting match Thursday at the White House over immigration policies, two officials said. Bloomberg and CNN first reported the heated exchange between Chief of Staff John Kelly ...
Mega Millions 2018: Your questions about the $970 million jackpot answered - USA TODAY
Posted at 19.10.2018 07:06:17
USA TODAYMega Millions 2018: Your questions about the $970 million jackpot answeredUSA TODAYThe $970 million Mega Millions jackpot will be up for grabs Friday night, after ballooning from $868 million Wednesday morning. Do you think you have the lucky numbers? USA TODAY answers your questions about the historic lottery drawing: What time is ...

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
A Navy Helicopter Crashed on the Flight Deck of USS Ronald Reagan, Injuring Sailors - TIME
Posted at 19.10.2018 03:44:30
TIMEA Navy Helicopter Crashed on the Flight Deck of USS Ronald Reagan, Injuring SailorsTIME(TOKYO) — An U.S. Navy helicopter has crashed on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, causing non-fatal injuries to sailors. The Navy's 7th Fleet said in a statement the MH-60 Seahawk crashed shortly after takeoff Friday while ...
Trump Says He Now Believes Khashoggi Is Dead, Threatens 'Consequences' - NPR
Posted at 19.10.2018 07:19:00
NPRTrump Says He Now Believes Khashoggi Is Dead, Threatens 'Consequences'NPRPresident Trump says he believes missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead, telling The New York Times that his judgement is based on intelligence reports "coming from every side." If Saudi Arabia is responsible, the consequences will be "very ...
'That's My Kind of Guy,' Trump Says of Republican Lawmaker Who Body-Slammed a Reporter - New York Times
Posted at 19.10.2018 00:17:38
New York Times'That's My Kind of Guy,' Trump Says of Republican Lawmaker Who Body-Slammed a ReporterNew York TimesMISSOULA, Mont. — President Trump praised a Republican candidate's assault last year on a reporter and fumed over his Democratic opponents here on Thursday night in a freewheeling rally meant to mobilize his base's support in the coming midterm ...
Pressure turns to Mexico as migrant caravan heads for border - Washington Post
Posted at 18.10.2018 22:51:18
Washington PostPressure turns to Mexico as migrant caravan heads for borderWashington PostGUATEMALA CITY — As some 3,000 Hondurans made their way through Guatemala, attention turned to Mexico, after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened Thursday to close the U.S.-Mexico border if authorities there fail to stop them — a nearly ...
Nikki Haley Pokes Fun at Trump, and Herself, at Al Smith Dinner - New York Times
Posted at 19.10.2018 00:30:45
New York TimesNikki Haley Pokes Fun at Trump, and Herself, at Al Smith DinnerNew York TimesNikki R. Haley joked about President Trump's braggadocio in his United Nations speech last month. Once, she said, he asked if she belonged to the same Native American tribe as Senator Elizabeth Warren. And as a member of Mr. Trump's cabinet, she ...
Afghan elections delayed in Kandahar province after top officials assassinated - Washington Post
Posted at 19.10.2018 04:36:13
Washington PostAfghan elections delayed in Kandahar province after top officials assassinatedWashington PostKABUL — The Afghan government on Friday delayed legislative elections by one week in Kandahar province after the provincial police chief and intelligence chief were assassinated by a Taliban gunman, leaving a dangerous security vacuum in the region ...
Alex Bregman says failing to repeat will give Astros 'an edge' next season - ESPN
Posted at 19.10.2018 02:12:55
ESPNAlex Bregman says failing to repeat will give Astros 'an edge' next seasonESPNHOUSTON -- Instead of toasting again, the Houston Astros are toast. With a 4-1 loss to the Boston Red Sox in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series, the Astros' bid to repeat as World Series champs is officially over.Boston Red Sox want to be immortalized as greatest team in franchise historyUSA TODAYDavid Price quiets his critics and sends Red Sox past Astros and into World SeriesWashington PostRed Sox Reach World Series With David Price's Playoff BreakthroughNew York TimesCBSSports.com -New York Postall 1,944 news articles »
Kelly, Bolton got into 'intense' immigration argument at the White House, officials say - USA TODAY
Posted at 18.10.2018 22:16:00
USA TODAYKelly, Bolton got into 'intense' immigration argument at the White House, officials sayUSA TODAYWASHINGTON - Two of the president's closest advisers got into an intense shouting match Thursday at the White House over immigration policies, two officials said. Bloomberg and CNN first reported the heated exchange between Chief of Staff John Kelly ...
Mega Millions 2018: Your questions about the $970 million jackpot answered - USA TODAY
Posted at 19.10.2018 07:06:17
USA TODAYMega Millions 2018: Your questions about the $970 million jackpot answeredUSA TODAYThe $970 million Mega Millions jackpot will be up for grabs Friday night, after ballooning from $868 million Wednesday morning. Do you think you have the lucky numbers? USA TODAY answers your questions about the historic lottery drawing: What time is ...

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
A Navy Helicopter Crashed on the Flight Deck of USS Ronald Reagan, Injuring Sailors - TIME
Published at October 19, 2018, 3:44 am

TIME

A Navy Helicopter Crashed on the Flight Deck of USS Ronald Reagan, Injuring Sailors
TIME
(TOKYO) — An U.S. Navy helicopter has crashed on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, causing non-fatal injuries to sailors. The Navy's 7th Fleet said in a statement the MH-60 Seahawk crashed shortly after takeoff Friday while ...

and more »
Trump Says He Now Believes Khashoggi Is Dead, Threatens 'Consequences' - NPR
Published at October 19, 2018, 7:19 am

NPR

Trump Says He Now Believes Khashoggi Is Dead, Threatens 'Consequences'
NPR
President Trump says he believes missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead, telling The New York Times that his judgement is based on intelligence reports "coming from every side." If Saudi Arabia is responsible, the consequences will be "very ...
Search for missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi expands to forest outside IstanbulUSA TODAY
Opinion: Why Trump has to play the Saudis' game — for nowMarketWatch
How not to modernize Saudi Arabia | Marc ThiessenPhilly.com

all 6,294 news articles »
'That's My Kind of Guy,' Trump Says of Republican Lawmaker Who Body-Slammed a Reporter - New York Times
Published at October 19, 2018, 12:17 am

New York Times

'That's My Kind of Guy,' Trump Says of Republican Lawmaker Who Body-Slammed a Reporter
New York Times
MISSOULA, Mont. — President Trump praised a Republican candidate's assault last year on a reporter and fumed over his Democratic opponents here on Thursday night in a freewheeling rally meant to mobilize his base's support in the coming midterm ...
Trump hails body slamming Congressman Greg Gianforte in MontanaBBC News
In Tester vs. Rosendale, Montanans are voting on land and independenceWashington Post

all 637 news articles »
Pressure turns to Mexico as migrant caravan heads for border - Washington Post
Published at October 18, 2018, 10:51 pm

Washington Post

Pressure turns to Mexico as migrant caravan heads for border
Washington Post
GUATEMALA CITY — As some 3,000 Hondurans made their way through Guatemala, attention turned to Mexico, after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened Thursday to close the U.S.-Mexico border if authorities there fail to stop them — a nearly ...
Trump administration supports Mexico, UN plan to deal with caravan of migrantsUSA TODAY
As Caravan Of Migrants Heads North, Trump Threatens To Close Southern US BorderNPR

all 1,635 news articles »
Nikki Haley Pokes Fun at Trump, and Herself, at Al Smith Dinner - New York Times
Published at October 19, 2018, 12:30 am

New York Times

Nikki Haley Pokes Fun at Trump, and Herself, at Al Smith Dinner
New York Times
Nikki R. Haley joked about President Trump's braggadocio in his United Nations speech last month. Once, she said, he asked if she belonged to the same Native American tribe as Senator Elizabeth Warren. And as a member of Mr. Trump's cabinet, she ...
Outgoing UN Ambassador Nikki Haley introduced as 'next president of the US' at charity dinnerABC News
Nikki Haley jokes, stokes 2024 speculation: The president asked 'if I was the same tribe as Elizabeth Warren'Washington Examiner

all 113 news articles »
Afghan elections delayed in Kandahar province after top officials assassinated - Washington Post
Published at October 19, 2018, 4:36 am

Washington Post

Afghan elections delayed in Kandahar province after top officials assassinated
Washington Post
KABUL — The Afghan government on Friday delayed legislative elections by one week in Kandahar province after the provincial police chief and intelligence chief were assassinated by a Taliban gunman, leaving a dangerous security vacuum in the region ...
Afghanistan postpones election in Kandahar after attackABC News
Afghan Parliamentary Elections Delayed in Kandahar After Taliban AttackWall Street Journal
An Afghan Police Chief Took On the Taliban and Won. Then His Luck Ran Out.New York Times
Aljazeera.com -Human Rights Watch
all 1,705 news articles »
Alex Bregman says failing to repeat will give Astros 'an edge' next season - ESPN
Published at October 19, 2018, 2:12 am

ESPN

Alex Bregman says failing to repeat will give Astros 'an edge' next season
ESPN
HOUSTON -- Instead of toasting again, the Houston Astros are toast. With a 4-1 loss to the Boston Red Sox in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series, the Astros' bid to repeat as World Series champs is officially over.
Boston Red Sox want to be immortalized as greatest team in franchise historyUSA TODAY
David Price quiets his critics and sends Red Sox past Astros and into World SeriesWashington Post
Red Sox Reach World Series With David Price's Playoff BreakthroughNew York Times
CBSSports.com -New York Post
all 1,944 news articles »
Kelly, Bolton got into 'intense' immigration argument at the White House, officials say - USA TODAY
Published at October 18, 2018, 10:16 pm

USA TODAY

Kelly, Bolton got into 'intense' immigration argument at the White House, officials say
USA TODAY
WASHINGTON - Two of the president's closest advisers got into an intense shouting match Thursday at the White House over immigration policies, two officials said. Bloomberg and CNN first reported the heated exchange between Chief of Staff John Kelly ...
The really shocking part of the White House shouting matchCNN
Stephen Colbert Has 1 Wish For Trump After Reports Of Fighting Among White House AidesHuffPost
White House Chief Kelly, National Security Adviser Bolton Have Expletive-Laden FightWall Street Journal
Washington Post -Twitter -CNN -CNN
all 150 news articles »
Mega Millions 2018: Your questions about the $970 million jackpot answered - USA TODAY
Published at October 19, 2018, 7:06 am

USA TODAY

Mega Millions 2018: Your questions about the $970 million jackpot answered
USA TODAY
The $970 million Mega Millions jackpot will be up for grabs Friday night, after ballooning from $868 million Wednesday morning. Do you think you have the lucky numbers? USA TODAY answers your questions about the historic lottery drawing: What time is ...
Mega Millions and Powerball manipulated the odds to create monster jackpotsPalm Beach Post
What would you do with $970 million? Mega Millions jackpot winner may be announced FridayDallas News

all 1,613 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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