Sorry for the convoluted questions, but I’m probably misunderstanding how the Categories Dropdown is designed to function …
It seems the Dropdown menu offers ALL Categories, even though the results are restricted only to those WITHIN the current page/category. So it can be used only to NARROW the current results, but cannot be used to BROADEN them, or to ‘jump’ up in the overall hierarchy?
Seems like the
enable_category_by_root_parent is the best option for this case … Will try that or remove the Dropdown entirely.