I am new web development and probably missing something basic. The site uses the OceanWP theme as the parent theme with customizations inside of a child theme. When I update the OceanWP theme and Woocommerce plugin, the site breaks and throws a server error 500.
If I first activate the parent theme and then upgrade it, the site loads fine but of course without the customization. If I activate the child, the 500 error returns.
Why didn’t the child theme also update when the parent theme did? I thought it was supposed to pick up updates automatically.
How do I troubleshoot and figure out what I need to fix so I can use the child theme and all my custom code again?

Thank you so much

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