* Go to ACP --> XenPorta --> Categories ---> Click on Create New Categories
* Create the Categories you want (ie, news, articles, etc)
* Go to your layout and put the block NewsCategories where you want in the layout (sidebar recommended)
* To add a thread to a category, click on the bottom of the first post where there is a button that says Edit (not the edit button for the post) and select which category you want the thread to be in.
* Now any categories containing threads should show up on your portal page