Support » Theme: F8 Lite » [Theme: F8 Lite] fatal error when creating child theme

  • Hello,

    Can anyone tell me why I get a fatal error when creating a child theme? All my style.css file has in it is the following:

     * Theme Name: OE Media Group
     * Theme URI:
     * Description: Child Theme for Occupy Eugene Media Group (based on F8 lite)
     * Version: 0.1
     * Author: Jamil
     * Author URI:
     * Template: f8-lite
    /* Importing the parent theme stylesheet. */
    @import url("../f8-lite/style.css");
    /* All custom style rules should be placed below here. */
    .postmetadata {
    	color: #bbb;
    .postmetadata a {
    .postmetadata a:hover {

    Yet I get the following errors when I preview:

    Warning: require_once(/home/oemedia/public_html/occupy/wp-content/themes/oe-media-group/theme-options.php) [function.require-once]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/oemedia/public_html/occupy/wp-content/themes/f8-lite/functions.php on line 4

    Fatal error: require_once() [function.require]: Failed opening required ‘/home/oemedia/public_html/occupy/wp-content/themes/oe-media-group/theme-options.php’ (include_path=’.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php’) in /home/oemedia/public_html/occupy/wp-content/themes/f8-lite/functions.php on line 4

    Many thanks.

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  • I experienced the same problem, once with an edited CSS, and then creating the child immediately after reinstalling everything. Same problem.

    Just doing the first steps with this theme and getting this same error with only the stylesheet import in a child theme.

    The problem is in the parent theme functions.php as you are using a child theme it is looking for two files in the child themes folder.

    // Load theme options
    require_once ( get_stylesheet_directory() . '/theme-options.php' );
    // Load Post Images
    require_once ( get_stylesheet_directory() .  '/images.php');

    “Contact the author to get the theme updated”, as this should be get_template_directory(), for now you could copy theme-options.php and images.php from the parent to the child theme’s folder.



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