I’ve searched through the docs and support and haven’t found a way to do this. I’d like to have all categories (even sub categories) have permalinks at the root of the domain http://domain.com/category_name instead of http://domain.com/category/category_name/sub_category_name/.
Maybe there’s a plugin? A way to manually write it into the .htaccess file?
I figured as much, thank you for confirming that for sure. I’m coming back to WP from Textpattern where I had a “color” category that people have linked to all over the web (and now is broken by my switch back to WP). For anyone looking for a solution to this, I’m going to make a page named “color”, assign it a custom template which will show all of the posts in the color category. Wouldn’t do it for all categories, but this one is more important.
Alternatively, you could create an .htaccess rule to redirect that /color URL to the /category/color/ URL with a 301 redirect. This would allow search engines to find the newer page directly and update their links and such.