A writer friend of mine had a blog here, that I started for him in 2007, and I am the current admin. He just died, and his family and I have decided to turn the active blog over to another writer friend of his. But we want to keep a copy of the blog exactly as he left it before he died. So I opened this new account, and I tried to import the old blog, but it's too big to come in one piece (22.7 mb), so I brought it over in two pieces. However, it appears that the "categories" (which are VERY important on this blog), only partly came over. By "partly" I mean, it appears ALL the posts have the categories still attached to them, and SOME of those categories appear on the sidebar when I install the 'category' widget, but most of the categories are missing from the sidebar widget, even though they're still appearing on the posts. AND when I go into the dashboard and find the category listing and click on it, it comes up, even though it's not showing in the 'category' list on the page. This is a big problem, because those are there for visitors to navigate this very large page (3800 postings), also if we ever were able to make a book out of it, the categories is how we organized all the material into groupings of relevant topics.
I am NOT a tech person, and I've tried everything I can think of, and can't fix it, but I think I described it pretty accurately. Can you help me?
The blog I need help with is gigi2800.wordpress.com.