To keep the things simple the locations can now be divided on the basis of their types or levels. You can have any number of locations added under these location types.
Navigate to "Settings" > "Location Settings" to manage location types.
There are 4 such location types by default. You have a flexibility of enabling or disabling one or more of them to match your needs.
The default hierarchy is:
To enable or disable a location type you can use the button provided in the rightmost column of the index.
For each level you have following settings options :
It is important to configure map settings before adding a listing in order to fetch correct map latitude and longitude, as you have an option to provide the latitude and longitude details for every location that you add.
Although it is not recommended to not to enable or disable location types once you have locations and listings linked to the locations.
But if you however want to do this then please note its effects:
Scenario 1 - When a middle level location type is disabled
Let us take an example where you have disabled the states type, this will automatically link the cities under every state to their respective countries as their parent location.
Scenario 2 - When a top level location type is disabled
The next level locations will have nothing set as parent location
Scenario 3 - When a disabled location type is enabled
A new location at the disabled level is created with name default and all locations at the next level will have parent set to this new "default" location
Scenario 4 - When a location type was earlier enabled, then disabled and again re-enabled
All locations that earlier had the parent set at the level before it was disabled will again have the same parent; new locations created at next level after disabling would have a new location "default" as their parent.