Archive widget dropdown option

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    I’m looking for a way to change the colors of the archive widget dropdown background and text, as well as the color of the arrow button that opens the dropdown. Can anyone help me with this? Coraline theme…

    For an idea of what I mean, check out how the Search widget is styled just below. Both are in the footer widget areas.

    Also, while I’m at it, I’d like to change the color of the two scroll bars (and the slider buttons) which are also in the footer widget areas.

    Thanks in advance to anyone who can help me :)

    The blog I need help with is



    Oops, I marked this as resolved too soon so I’ve changed it back… I got the archive widget dropdown to work but I can’t seem to figure out how to change the colors while hovering over the different options. I’ve tried adding a and hover properties to the list and to the options, but neither of those seemed to work. I’ll keep plugging away at it but if anyone has any advice in the meantime, that would be great.


    I just checked and I don’t see the archive widget right now, did you remove it?



    Hi designsimply,

    Sorry about that! Yes, I did remove it. In the end, the group decided blog archives are just not important to our site. Old news is dead news to us… We’ve found other ways to highlight older content that’s still useful.

    I’m not sure whether I should mark this as resolved. I would certainly welcome finding the answer, even if it may not be used for this particular site…


    I setup Coraline on a test blog, put an archives dropdown in one of the footer widgets and took a look. There’s not really a ton you can do to style dropdowns like those. Check out some details and a perspective about why changing them probably isn’t a great idea anyway at the end of this related article:



    Thanks for the info. It’s interesting, to say the least… Great links. I’ve bookmarked the site. Cheers!

    #1115255 is definitely a good one. :)


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