SO I finally updated my wordpress install from 2.1 to the latest 2.6.
At first I was like “Way Neato!”. Then I realized that all of my categories and link categories were gone. Like, really gone. The only identifying mark was the slug with was a lot of “-2″‘s. So, if some posts seem to be misplaced, this is the reason. I renamed what I could (had to edit the datbase directly to do it) but its sorted now.
Well, at least its working.
I mean, I read the documentation changes for the most part but didnt see any part about your categories fucking getting axed from the update.
Anyways, should you be upgrading, take a snapshot of the data in your wp_categories. This will be invaluable as you can map the IDs so you can rename the items in wp_terms (the new table) so that your categories are correct.
OK. Back to the digital salt mines.