How do I customize the css for the comments box?

I just installed the Comments Plus plugin and it seems to be functioning alright. I like the "enter a new comment area" but for some reason the existing comments show up in an ugly black box with terrible formatting. How do I edit that segment?

For reference, here is my site:

  • Tyler Postle
    • CGO

    Hey rc_snowboarder,

    Hope you're doing well today! Welcome to the WPMU DEV Community :slight_smile:

    It looks like it's taking the styles from your theme, dark-style.css - I'm guessing your theme gives you some default theme styles to choose from?

    We can over-ride these by activating the Custom Comments Template add-on for Comments+ located:

    Settings > Comments Plus.

    Once activated, scroll down to the bottom of the comments+ options page and you will see a couple defaults you can choose from :slight_smile: try those out and see what you think.

    If those don't work for you then you can custom style it with your own CSS.

    To change the background colour you can add this:

    .commentlist li.comment, .commentlist li.pingback, .commentlist li.trackback {
        background-color: #333;

    I like the #333 off-black better then the dark black that is currently there :slight_smile:

    If you don't have a custom stylesheet to place that in then use this plugin here:

    Let us know if you have any further questions here!

    All the best,

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