The “projects” post type has its own taxonomy in Ikebana, called portfolio tags (they can be viewed by visiting “Portfolio -> Tags” admin section). Only classic WordPress posts are linked with the “category” taxonomy in Ikebana, yet if you do need to link the “project” post type to the “category” taxonomy as well, you can achieve this by adding a “register_taxonomy_for_object_type” call to the theme’s functions.php file.
I’ve prepared a modified “functions.php” file for you which contains the above change – please download this archive, unzip it, and upload the resulting files into the theme folder (/wp-content/themes/Ikebana/) via ftp, replacing the existing files when prompted.
I am trying to replicate what you have on the Ikebana Theme Demo, with the links on the left. I have created them (tags), but have not been able to successfully link them to the Portfolio Projects. Can you please advise on how to accomplish this.
the icon menu in the left part of the demo uses the portfolio-related “tag” taxonomy I’ve mentioned above – once you have the tags (Portfolio -> Tags admin menu), you can create the icon menu items in the “Icon Menu” tab of the Theme Options panel. For more information and screenshots, please see pages 3-4 of the theme manual.
Should you have problems with the icon menu items, do not hesitate to contact me!