Dust Custom Module Tutorial Video

Update 10/8/18

Recently, Dust was updated to be available as a row background as well as a module. What does that mean? Check this video out for more information:

Original Post: Interested in how to make the best of the Dust module from Crafty Beaver Custom Modules? Here’s a quick tutorial and demo video that walks you through how to set up the module, with a few tips and tricks to make the most impactful design.


  1. Tanya Cochrane on August 6, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    I’d like to be able to use links -is this possible please?

    • Crafty Beaver on August 7, 2017 at 7:26 am

      Hi Tanya,

      This has been a commonly requested feature and has now been added in version 1.4 of the plugin.

  2. Ross on September 22, 2017 at 11:00 pm

    I don’t understand how you use Dust for a background of the header navigation.
    I have been able to add it to rows.
    What am I missing?
    Very excited to use this.

    • Crafty Beaver on September 25, 2017 at 7:19 am

      Dust exists as a ‘module’ but not as a row background, so you can add it to rows as it stands now, but you cannot set it as a row or header background.

      • Ross Milstein on October 3, 2017 at 9:04 am

        Ok, there is a gap between my Nav bar and the row with Dust. Any idea how I can pull that up? In the demos DUST is right up against the navigation unless I am misinterpreting what I am seeing. Thank you. Ross

        • Crafty Beaver on October 3, 2017 at 9:27 am

          Just a guess, but it sounds like that has to do with the theme. If you have a link I could probably help you out with some custom CSS. Feel free to email me if you’d like.

  3. Ross Milstein on October 11, 2017 at 6:16 pm

    Can Dust be used in a footer with icons/images on top linked to Social Media, dialing phones, etc? Thanks.

    • Crafty Beaver on October 12, 2017 at 8:28 am

      I think that if you’re using Beaver Themer to build your footer, you should be able to throw dust in there. Inside Dust you pretty much just have the standard content editor, so you can put in links and icons as long as you feel comfortable doing that with HTML. You’ll also need to change the Mouse Interaction setting to ‘Content’.

  4. LH on December 23, 2017 at 8:07 am

    I would like to make the background an image instead of color. Can I do this or add custom css to accomplish that?

  5. LH on December 23, 2017 at 8:16 am

    Nevermind, I figured it out!

    • Crafty Beaver on December 24, 2017 at 12:04 pm


  6. Emtree on July 6, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    I’m trying to add a link instead of just text, but it’s not working. Is there any way to add links for this module?

    • Crafty Beaver on July 7, 2018 at 12:09 pm

      By default, Dust lets all mouse interactions only affect the background (so users can interact with the background). Please change the second setting to Mouse Interaction : Content to enable links inside of the dust module.

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