Help

This page contains help in several areas. Click on the underlined to go to the respective area for help:  website navigation and mobile use (phone navigation) and for members, instructions for login_renewalupdating profile and additional_membership_features.

 Website Navigation

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.

A new menu item is Membership.  It contains the Members' Directories as sub-pages (reverted back to member level sub-pages 10/30/2018)   It also has the Membership Info section of the previous Members_Only page, now available to non-members. 

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.

Secondary Menu: 

 A secondary menu has been added to the website, located at the top of each page. It has links to information pages for quick access =  AboutContacts, HelpJoin Us and Site Map.

Site Map:

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.

“Breadcrumbs”:

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..

Phone Navigation:

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

Example links:

 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.


 Mobile Use

Be sure to try using this website on your smart phone.

You may visit the www.papnm.org website on your phone. The images and text boxes will resize to the phone and be presented one after the other vertically.
The menu takes some getting used to; find the desired page by selecting the three bars (below) menu, and then scrolling to the page and selecting it.

Login logo:


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)



Login/Renewal

PAPNM Members - login to your account by clicking on the Login text at the top right corner of this page.

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

To renew 

  • Login (upper right) and then click on your underlined name. You will now be in your profile
  • Select the renew button to renew. 

Update profile

Once logged on you may:

Update your profile by selecting your name (phone users: the "person icon") on the upper right .

  • Change your personal photo and album by selecting the Edit Profile button. (Phone users: see tips here. You may also see some information on changing the profile on the Membership Information page
  • Add website link: Note that your website link should include the "www." prefix.
  • Change your privacy settings 
  • Change settings of email subscriptions: you may elect not to receive announcements via emails and instead keep up with the schedule on the website. Note that this option allows the subscription to forums also.

Additional Membership Features

  • See your membership status, and renew your membership.

  • Send private messages to other members (without us revealing the email address to non-members): go to the Member page, or the Contact Us page, and click on the Member's name.
  • Members: View Members Only pages with its resources, announcements and newsletters. The resources' section has discount information among other information. 
  • View and Register for Members' only Events and Paintouts 


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