Installing a child theme

Hi All,

first time posting on here so please delete if this question is of no value to the community.

I’m trying to install a child-theme onto my local wordpress site. I manage to install the .zip file via appearence–>themes–>upload and then when I try to install the “demo” data for the child-theme via an “easy install” option provided by the child-theme i run into the attached error message. I’m not sure if this is a child theme problem or a Local problem.

Any thoughts?


Hi Aaron,

Sorry about that! This should be an easy fix.

Please try the following:

  1. Right-click on the site in Local’s sidebar
  2. Go to “Open Site SSH”
  3. Enter and run apt-get update && apt-get install -y ca-certificates
  4. Wait for the command to finish
  5. Attempt to install the demo data again
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Thanks Clay!

I will try as soon as I get home.

Have you seen this problem before then? What’s causing it?

Aaron .

Hi Clay I received an error message stating: ‘apt-get’ is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

Any further suggestions?

Odds are this is caused by the environments missing the ca-certificates package. This will be resolved shortly after Local 2.3 is widely released.

Make sure the site’s running when you go to “Open Site SSH”. If the issue persists, please provide a screenshot of what you see after right-clicking on the site and going to “Open Site SSH”