simplepie error : XML or PCRE extensions not loaded!
using simplepie it does not load the target feed, and does not display any errors. Just nothing.
if your feed is init'd with
$feed check for feed errors with:
$feed = new SimplePie();
$out .= "feed errors: " . $feed->error . "<br />";
then to fix the error:
XML or PCRE extensions not loaded!
you will need to install xml for php on your server
check version of php and install xml for that version
for my server it was
sudo apt install php7.4-xml
Ah well there goes that hour... but now its fixed for next time hopefully this may save you the same weird error when using simplepie.