I've read several forums on this, tutorials and discussions on multiple loops and page numbers either not showing or recycling back to the starting posts, however I can't seem to find the right combination to make it work. Hoping someone can give me some sort of insight.
I have two custom WP_Query loops on a static home page that filter by category and showposts and wp_reset_postdata at the end of each. Those work fine. When I click on a title and go to each page and go previous and next, it works and will cycle through all of the posts.
The third main loop is on my blogtemplate php file, and it is a query_posts filtering by category and posts_per_page, which works. However when I put any type of nav feature it either doesn't show, or does show and the pages just restart back to the same posts no matter what page you try. Even this latest version I put a plugin WP Simple Pagination and although it shows the pages, it is stuck in that same loop again of showing the same posts regardless of what page number you click.
What am I missing (besides great wisdom and experience)? I feel like I am close, just frustrated at my lack of understanding. Thanks CB