no sure if this is happening to everyone
but i just upgraded to vantage 1.3.3 and directory 3.1
the plugin "listing post types enable" messed up my categories.
I had to disable the plugin and reset my permalinks.
i reset my permalinks by clicking on Default, saving and then clicking on post name again and saving.
the plugin's description states the following:
This is a theme - specific plugin for the Directory WordPress Theme, that creates a custom post type called 'Listings' that is obligatory for this theme to function.It also registers a widget,thar returns recent listings.
Version 0.1.0 | By Alex Itsios
Not sure if this plugin needs to be enabled but so far the theme works, i'll keep testing. can someone confirm if having the plugin disable will create issues? thank you