stylus VS ftr-site-config

Compare stylus vs ftr-site-config and see what are their differences.


Site-specific article extraction rules to aid content extractors, feed readers, and 'read later' applications. (by fivefilters)
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stylus ftr-site-config
47 6
3,537 255
1.9% -
9.1 9.1
1 day ago 4 days ago
GNU General Public License v3.0 only GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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Posts with mentions or reviews of stylus. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-18.
  • YouTube: Filmmakers Presumed Guilty Until (Maybe) Proven Innocent | 2021-10-18
    That github page links to the dodgy extension "Stylish".

    The better one is called Stylus. The main difference being "Any and all analytics, telemetry, and data-collection have been removed completely. We'd rather not know what you're up to."

  • To anyone who's ever worked on a game wiki: thank you | 2021-09-26
    Highly recommend the Stylus Extension, which has a lot of user-created themes that improve sites. This one does pretty well to make Fandom sites usable (although it has issues with colors that make some pages/links absolutely unreadable, but that's a matter of wiki style clashing with user style).
  • Will there be customizable backrounds?
  • Heya, how do I give VGCats archive a dark background? | 2021-09-09
    You're referring to the browser add-on Stylus. This sub is about digital pens, which are commonly called "styluses".
  • Google search page with windows...can I make it always just show the classic Google logo? (Instead of whatever the latest thing is.) | 2021-09-05
  • The most underused browser feature | 2021-08-25
    > (The end user should apply their own CSS if wanted;

    I still remember the time when user styles were a first class feature built into all browsers. Hell, that 'C' in CSS, "Cascading", was always there to allow styles to enhance/override prior styles, including - at the top-level - to allow the user to override website's styling. Back before web designers ruined everything by making every web page into its own special snowflake, people thought users would have one-two default CSS sheets to choose from and apply to any webpage, the way we today think about "dark mode".

    These days, we have to resort to using browser extensions. A well-known one is Stylus [0][1]. In a way, it's much better than old built-in user styles. But then, it's not built in.


    [0] -

    [1] - Mind the name, it's "Stylus", not "Stylish" - the latter used to be popular, but then it sold out and become another peace of surveillance capitalism detritus. Stylus is a GPLv3 fork of Stylish with data collection removed.

  • Yeah, I might get the hang of removing the focus rings on edge now but where should I input the code and is there any additional codes I should 'inject' as well? | 2021-08-19
    Stylus add-on for Chrome works fine in Edge. Set that as a global style.
  • Automatically scale .gifv urls to fit the full window? | 2021-08-09
  • Wondering about some pinephone uses | 2021-08-09
    What about using Stylus on Firefox ?
  • Does anyone know how to change this back to the old icon? This one is super distracting, and I honestly find it quite ugly. | 2021-07-22
    if you use pc or laptop you can add a styleseet for youtube, use this extension called stylus - (it's open source) , then you can add custom css , so you them make a style sheet for and add this css .ytp-doubletap-static-circle { display: none !important; } this will hide the circle.


Posts with mentions or reviews of ftr-site-config. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-08-25.
  • Best RSS experience?
    To accomplish full-text I ended up purchasing a license for, self host it and bounce it through a docker container running Tor+privproxy which generates a new circuit every 10 minutes to help avoid IP based limits on certain websites I subscribe to. I can also disable the Tor bounce per-feed if needed.
  • The most underused browser feature | 2021-08-25
    Thanks for mentioning Instant View, I hadn't come across that. We actually maintain something similar here:

    We use these in our own tools and also get contributions from others, including Wallabag users:

    Before it was sold, Instapaper used to have something similar. A public database of its site-specific extraction templates. We used that as the starting point for our repository.

  • A 4 minute introduction to RSS | 2021-07-02
    If you're trying to build one yourself, have a look at the open source Readability code[1]. It was originally developed by Arc90 and is now used by Apple and Mozilla in their browser reader views. The code has been ported to a number of different languages.

    I work on a service called Full-Text RSS[2] that used a PHP port of Readability, coupled with site-specific extraction rules[3] to identify and extract article content from each feed item. It then produces a full-text version of the given feed. The idea is you subscribe to the full-text version in whichever feed reader you use and it will transparently give you full-text articles where you had partial content before.




  • Which iOS app is best for grabbing news and RSS feeds when you have infrequent connectivity? | 2021-05-06
    Good to hear, and for problem feeds we're happy to look into reported cases to see if we can improve extraction. On top of automatic detection, we maintain a respository of site-specific extraction rules. These get updated as we detect problems or receive reports of sites where extraction can be improved.
  • RIP Google Reader | 2021-03-25
    I work on a project to transform partial feeds into full-text versions. The idea is you give it the partial feeds URL and subscribe to the feed URL it generates:
  • RSS Feed with Inline Images for | 2021-03-13
    In this case, we've just added a site-specific extraction file:

What are some alternatives?

When comparing stylus and ftr-site-config you can also consider the following projects:

darkreader - Dark Reader Chrome and Firefox extension

toltec - Community-maintained repository of free software for the reMarkableĀ tablet.

arc90-readability - A copy of the original Arc90 repo with links to many of the current ports.