Using Menus, Breadcrumbs, Sub Menus & Headers
Horizontal Menu Bar, the Drop-down Sub-Menus and the Secondary Menu:
These menus will be the first tool to use to navigate through the website.
As of Sep. 2018 a new menu item is Membership. It now contains the Members' Directories. It also has the Membership Info section of the previous Members_Only page, now available for non-members. This Membership page no longer has sub-pages.
The first thing you see when you bring up the www.papnm.org website is the horizontal menu near the top. Each menu item is in orange lettering on the black background.
For clarification this horizontal menu is called the Main menu in this document. When you click on a Main menu item it will take you to the page where the information is located.
Some of the Main menu items have a vertical menu attached to them. By that is meant that when you click on the Main menu item the vertical menu (aka drop down menu) appears. This menu is also orange lettering on a black background. You can click on each vertical menu item, which will take you to the information you seek.
Some of these vertical menu items also have vertical menu items attached to them. You will see them to the right.
The Site Map gives an overview of the website organization showing the hierarchical structure of menus and the sub-menus located underneath them. It also provides another way to navigate to a page by clicking on the specific page name you are seeking.
To make it easier to see where you are in the structure, there is a text line right under the Main menu. The text items (“breadcrumbs”) instantly tell where you are in the menu –or page- hierarchy. If a page is underlined in the breadcrumbs you may go directly to that page (try it). Of course, you can always go back to the Main menu. The breadcrumbs are an alternate view of the menu hierarchy.
Navigation Sub Menu
Another way to navigate through the system is through the list of sub pages at the bottom of each page if they exist. These are also shown in orange with every sub page title underlined indicating it is a link. If you click on one of those sub pages it will also take you directly to the information you need.
A new navigation item: note the Search box at the top right for searching the site..
If you are looking at the website on your smart phone, all navigation is through the three bars at the top left of the screen, i.e. there are no menu, breadcrumbs or sub pages. More tips on this are found on the Mobile Use page.
Links Within Pages
How can you tell when something is a link? Links become visible when you hover over them with your mouse. The pointer symbol converts to a hand symbol on the screen. Usually links are blue and underlined; you will recognize them when you put your mouse pointer on them.
One new album link item: you will not see the captions when you first look at an album; you must 'hover' over the captions for them to appear.
Be sure to try using this website on your smart phone.
Changed to this after the login (to view and edit profile):
Administrators will also see (to enter admin mode). Note that the admin view is not phone friendly. The administrator must expand the window with two fingers to see the text which begins VERY tiny:
Menu is at upper left (3 bars)
Your username is the email address we use to send communications to you.
Your password is set by you, and you can reset it if you don't know it
Once logged on you may:
Update your profile by selecting your name (phone users: the "person icon") on the upper right .
See your membership status, and renew your membership.