After my ISP (NETFIRMS) experienced a problem with their SQL server, my site went down. They seem to have fixed many of the problems, about 75%, I'd say, but are refusing to finish the job (caveat emptor).
The problem is this - though the data exists for categories and tags in the wp database, it is no longer showing up in my navigation column (left hand side of screen). The tag cloud and the categories are vital to the service my site offers, and I'd like to know if there's a way to get them back up on the page. Can anyone steer me in the right direction? I can cut and paste, but don't know have any structural knowledge of PHP so be gentle.
I appreciate any help you can provide! Thanks.