Having /category/ in the url of your blog url isn’t very handy for most people, especially those wanting to use WordPress as a non-blog style CMS. By default WordPress shows category archives like so:
If you want to remove /category/ from the url, follow these two steps:
1. Go to Settings >> Permalinks and select Custom and enter: /%category%/%postname%/
2. Next set your Category Base to /.
Save it and you’ll see your URL changed to this format: