How to Remove /category/ from your WordPress Permalinks?
By default, WordPress category permalinks are displayed that way:
However, you can remove the category word from this URL.
First backup your .htaccess file. Then add the following line:
RewriteRule ^category/(.+)$ http://www.yourblog.com/$1 [R=301,L]
Once saved, your categories pages will be displayed like this: