have you ever faced with this kind of URLs in wordpress ? mysite.com/category/news
personaly in my opinion it is annoying , also as I have read in seo articles , LONG URLs has bad effect on seo
so if you want to remove this ” category ” from your wordpress path there is so simple way
1 . the first and very simple way is using the plugin of wordpress : http://wordpress.org/plugins/fv-top-level-cats/
in this plugin you can set removing ” category ” from all categories or which of them that you want .
2 this is another way if you cant to dont want to use plugins in your system , you should put a dot ( . ) in the category page in setting > permalink menu