Change Color of "Follow By email" Gadget in Blogger

follow by emailYes you can surely change background colour of the Submit button, Text input box, font size and colour of the Submit button of Follow by Email gadget. Blogger recently announced a Follow by email subscription box that helps your readers to subscribe to your daily blog updates. Luckily after offering my fajr prayers an idea clicked my mind as why not personalize this RSS email widget and hence I came up with this post. Today's tutorial makes use of completely overriding Blogger's official stylesheet for the widget and will force-apply styles of our choice. The steps for this widget are extremely easy. Kindly first see a demo,


Live Demo

Customize "Follow by email" in Blogspot

To enable Follow by Email, click the Add a Gadget link from the Design | Page Elements tab, and then select the Follow by Email gadget. After having added the gadget to your sidebar, follow these steps,

  1. Go To Blogger > Design > Edit HTML
  2. Backup your template
  3. Search for,


    4.   Just above it paste the following CSS code,

/*---Copyrighted MBT's Tutorials---Follow by email---*/

.FollowByEmail .follow-by-email-inner .follow-by-email-address{color:#4DA6FE !important; width:100%;height:22px;font-size:13px;border:1px inset}

.FollowByEmail .follow-by-email-inner .follow-by-email-submit{width:60px;margin:0;border:0;border-radius:4px !important;-moz-border-radius:4px !important;background:#4DA6FE !important;background:rgba(0,0,0,.6);color:#fff;font-size:13px;height:24px;z-index:0}

.follow-by-email-inner .follow-by-email-submit:hover{background:#FF7700 !important;}

Make these changes,

  • To change Input text color then edit #4DA6FE . Use our color generator tool
  • To change Submit button background color in active mode then simply edit #4DA6FE
  • To change the background colour of submit button on mouse hover mode then edit #FF7700

      5.   Save your template and you are all set!

View your blog to see the new changes successfully applied. Now enjoy putting a better impression on your readers and stand out from your competitors by using a custom follow my Email gadget. Let me know if you needed any further customizations. Have fun. :)

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