First Impressions


First Impressions allow for presenting the member with information immediately upon logging in, forcing them to view it before being able to continue to the website.   They can be used and shown to individual members, staff, and group(s).  They have the option to select the time frame this page will be active, when it expires, and how many times it will display to users.

Required Permissions

  • Admin

Accessing the Tool 

To access the First Impressions tool, hover over Admin in the main navigation, select First Impressions.

First Impressions Interface

The First Impression Listing will list Active Pages, Pending Pages, and Expired Pages. From the interface, you may Add a New listing, or edit Active, Pending, and Expired Listings. You may also View any of the listings and access Stats on each listing.

Adding a New First Impression

  1. Click the Add New link to add a new First Impression page. This will launch the Add New interface. 

    • Name: this will be the name of the listing for Admin/Editor reference. 

    • Description: enter a description of the listing for Admin/Editor reference if desired.

    •  Show to All: enable to whom the message should be displayed. You may show listings to: Members, Editors, Admins, or Corp Admins (Clubessential Super Admins).

    •  Show to Groups: target specific Static Groups by clicking the checkbox next to the group name. (Note: this does not include Dynamic Groups, however, you can sync a Dynamic Group to a Static  Group if needed).

    •  Activate & Expiration: sets when the the listing will post and when it will expire. Launches the date picker and time picker.

    •  Display Count: determines how many times the listing will display on each login.

      • 0” for Continuous, which means the listing will display every time the selected users login until the listing expires.

      • “1” to display the listing only once, so that once the user logs in and sees the listing, the listing will not display upon next login.

    • Order: if more than one First Impression page is active during the same time frame, you may enter in which order the listings will appear.

      • “1” for the listing to show first.

  2. Click Save to continue to the next step of adding the content for the listing.

  3. After saving the information a Click to Edit button is now visible. This will allow for the content creation of the First Impression listing. Click the Click to Edit to launch the  Editor.

  4. Create the content for the listing by typing into the Editor. You may add text, imagery, and hyperlinks. You may also use Templates as well to create a design for the listing. Click Save in the Editor to save the content for the listing.

  5. You will return to the Edit First Impression interface. Click Save in the Edit First Impression interface to activate the listing.

Viewing Statistics on First Impressions

  1. Next to each First Impression listing is a link for Stats. Click the Stats link to launch statistics on each First Impression listing.

  2. The Stats listing will show who viewed the listing (member name and number), along with when the listing was viewed (time and date).

  3. Click View next to a member’s name to be taken to their Member Profile to make any Profile Updates if necessary.

Editing First Impressions

First Impression Listings may be edited at any time.

  1. Click the Edit link next to any First Impression to launch the Edit First Impression Interface. From here, you may change any of the details of the listing.

Expiring Listings

First Impression Listings cannot be deleted, so to remove a listing from the Active Listings

  1. Click edit next to the listing.

  2. This will launch the Edit First Impression Interface. Next, choose an Expiration Date using the Date Picker to another date in the past.

  3. Click Save to expire the listing. 

Activating Expired Listings

  1. You may reactivate any expired First Impression listing by clicking Edit next to the First Impression.

  2. This will launch the Edit First Impression Interface. Next, choose an Expiration Date using the Date Picker to another date in the future.

  3. Click Save to activate.

  4. The First Impression listing will now show under Active Listings.

Best Practices


  1. Can I delete a First Impression? A: First Impressions cannot be deleted. Instead, click edit next to a listing to expire the page by using the Date Picker to select a date in the past.

  2. What are a few popular uses for First Impressions?  A: First Impressions can have many uses and can be supplemental to Blast Emails. The most common uses of First Impressions are: Profile Update Reminder, Urgent Messages, and Special Club Announcements.

  3. What kind of content can I add to a First Impression? A: Since the First Impression Listing uses the Editor to add content, you may add any content you like just like you would on any page within the website. You may add text, imagery, and hyperlinks. You may also use Templates to create a uniform design for each listing.