I made a quick tutorial to help you get started on your own Portaportal.
Start by going to Portaportal. You will need to click Signup on the left hand side to make your own account.
Now put in your information. Make sure your user name is something you are not afraid to share, as that will be how people find your portal.
After you create your account, you will need to login using the username and password that you created when you signed up.
This is what your site will look like when you log in (Well, it will not have all of the links and categories!) To get started with adding your own categories and links you need to click on the file folder with the + sign in the top right corner.
This is where you add your category names. After you type them in click on Add Categories. (Don’t worry you can add more then 5, but can only do 5 at one time.)
Once you have added your categories. It is time to add your links. On your main page go to your category and click on the middle button that looks like a pencil. You can also add subcategories by clicking the folder in the category view.
In the title section type the text you want to see under the category. Next add your URL. You also have to option to hide a link (set up for the year, but only have certain links available at certain times) add a description and add an icon. When you are finished click add links. Your done!! Now go experiment and add more links!
I hope this makes things easier for you! I do use Safeshare.tv to take out all of the ads around the YouTube videos. I find this also helps with having the kids ask me to click on a video in the sidebar, or having the kids click on a video in the sidebar.