I’m wanting to create a child theme for our GovIntranet installation. I have set up the minimum WordPress requirements for a child theme (folder created, style.css file with requisite comment). I can see it as an available theme in the WordPress Manage Themes page. When I activate the child theme in the WordPress Manage Themes page I get an internal server 500 error on any page of the site. I tried adding a blank functions.php file. Same error message. I am able to fix it by using a MySQL GUI to change the theme back to the original. I have tried enqueuing the parent style.css and the style.css from my child theme in functions.php and get the error as well. Is there something else I need to enqueue?
I am running GovIntranet Theme Version 4.27.4 and WordPress version 4.6. PHP 7.05 on Windows Server 2008R2 using IIS 7.5.
I updated to V4.30.1 and was able to activate a child them with only a blank style.css file in the child theme. Thank you! Interesting to me is that I was expecting with a blank style.css file in the child theme that it would only use the default browser stylesheets. But it pulled in the parent styles without having to enqueue them or do an @import in the child theme style.css. That works for me!
Sorry that it has taken so long to reply to the thread. In the US here we’ve had a holiday and I’ve been trying to catch up on all my duties.