Hi - the author of the theme I use claims that the Child themes will only work with functions.php and styles.css. Is this true or did they misinterpret something?
I replaced the name of the theme with [mytheme] for privacy, but here is the claim:
Most of the theme files were moved into the [mytheme] plugin as per the requirements of Envato: https://help.author.envato.com/hc/en-us/articles/360000472383-WordPress-Theme-Requirements. Moving forward with such requirements, a child theme will only work with functions.php, and style.css, as there are very few files left in the main theme as Envato, requires all functionality to be added through plugins.