Copy Propeitary Categories to New Theme

I’m currently having an issue where a client is trying to implement a new design on her site however the old site had built in functionality which is different than the new theme. Namely the way you created albums to be displayed – it’s a bit different.

I tried exporting the data from the old WordPress site and importing it into the new setup but I kept getting invalid portfolio type errors or alerts saying items existed already.

The original site is http://katrinaeugenia.com/ and it uses a theme from http://themeforest.net/item/slash-wp/701905

The new temporary site is on cjcdigital.net/katrina and the theme is http://themeforest.net/item/cartel-responsive-portfolio-wordpress-theme/5549276

Any assistance is greatly appreciated.