I think I’m going to have to implement this on all my blogs! I just love it!
If you blog for long at all, you quickly realize how completely out of control your archives can be. Mine were stretching down quite a distance on this site, longer than the posts on the main page of this blog. I really hated how it made the page look.
I found a page on the WordPress site that tells you how to make a dropdown archive list. This after trying and failing with some plugins. You do have to be able to understand the HTML and PHP in your sidebar.php so that you can place things just right, but it’s really not that tough.
Probably the only thing that I’m not 100% satisfied with is that the right sidebar seems to be loading a bit slower. Aside from that it works beautifully.