Do you mean that it makes a thread appear as an article on the portal page? ie you can't have what looks like an article on the home page without it also being a thread?XenPorta2 does not create a content type. All it does is take threads and change their LOOK.
I looked at the demo but was a bit confused. Are there any other sites using this that I could check out? I'm very intersted but don't quite understand from the description how it works.