Understanding Field Dependency: How It Affects Your Search Form
Modifying the Field Dependency: Making the Location Field Visible by Default
Go to Listivo Panel > Custom Fields > Category (edit)
After ensuring that the Field Dependency row is empty, you should check whether the field now appears on the search form. In most cases, this step will solve the issue of the missing field.
Verifying Subcategory Settings: Ensuring Location Field is Displayed for All
In order to verify this, it is important to ensure that the "Location" field is consistently deselected for all subcategories. You can begin by confirming that the option labeled "Display Field Dependency on Term Pages" has been checked, as depicted in the screenshot below. This particular option can be found directly below the table.
Start with the first subcategory and check all the others to ensure that the "Location" field is selected to be displayed by default in all of them.
It should look like the screenshot below for all categories and subcategories:
When none of the checkboxes are selected, you can test your search form and confirm that the Location field is visible from the beginning.