I know this is not recommended, but I need to make this happen. I needed to create a link in the header called 'Blog' so I changed the permalinks to the following:
I have the category named 'blog' and the link in my menu is:
<?php bloginfo('wpurl'); ?>/blog
This works fine with the permalink structure, but...
When I click on any Recent Posts in the sidebar, it doesn't work. The link adds the category name to the beginning, so it appears like:
I'm hoping that the category can somehow be removed from the links maybe? Or is there a better way to remove /category/ from the URL so I don't need to hack anything?