PinBin Child theme is unformatted


I am trying to create a child of Pinbin in order to customise some things. When I activate it, though most of the formatting is missing.

I have created the following folder:

into this I have uploaded a copy of index.php and style.css, both unamended, with the exception of the heading details in the style.css:

Theme Name: Pinbin-child
Theme URI:
Description: Pinbin WordPress theme is a fully responsive theme that looks great on any devices including iPad, iPhone or any other mobile device. This theme is inspired by Pinterest grid system that puts images first. Pinbin is a perfect fit for photographers, web designers and anyone who likes to show off their photos, mockups, infographics and any other images. Some other great features are sticky (fixed) navigation, translation ready, responsive layout, simplicity and minimalism.
Author: Color Awesomeness
Author URI:
Version: 1.4.7
License: GNU General Public License v2 or later
License URI:
Tags: light, white, brown, gray, black, photoblogging, one-column, flexible-width, custom-background, custom-menu, featured-images, full-width-template, microformats, theme-options

@import url(“…/pinbin/style.css”);

/* colour styles : reset
-------------------------------------------------------------- */

When I activate the theme, everything becomes featureless, the logo and backgrounds vanishes, but oddly the drop shadow around my test blog post remains.

Please could anyone advise?

Your setup looks right to me and since you haven’t changed anything from the original theme, it should work just fine.

Please could you post your website URL, so I can further investigate why this error occurs.


Thanks for your help.

The url is

I have applied the child theme for reference

Thanks again!

First of all you have copied this code from somewhere and it have encoding issues:

See your example:
@import url(“…/pinbin/style.css”);

How it should be:
@import url("…/pinbin/style.css");

Check of other Child Theme Files doesn’t have the same or similar encoding issues.
If this doesn’t resolve anything, please report back and will try to help you from there.

And you don’t need to copy/paste the entire code from original stylesheet to Child Theme as you are linking to it using above mentioned code.