I seem to have run into an issue that has various solutions posted in these forums, but I've not had any success in implementing them.
The situation is this: I have a site, and one of the pages created, 'Reviews' has been assigned as the Front Page. Using Custom Fields, I've assigned posts from the category 'Reviews' to show only on the Reviews/Home page.
I followed the coding here http://codex.wordpress.org/Pages and was able to generate a page with 10 posts. However, when I click on 'Older Entries' - older posts do not display, instead the page merely seems to refresh with no change to the content.
The site I'm working is here: http://www.hungrywalrus.com
I've added several plugins, deactivated them and still could not get the 'Older Entries' link to work. Please note, my theme is based on the 'Twenty Ten' theme, with very minor modifications. When I set the code for the Reviews page template back to the default Twenty Ten code - nothing shows up on the page.
Here is the code for the Reviews template
The category ID for Reviews posts is 4. The Reviews page uses the reviews template as outlined above. I added the pagination plugin and still get this url when clicking on the next page: http://www.hungrywalrus.com/page/2/
Again, the content doesn't change, it doesn't show previous posts. However, on the 'Travel Blog' page - clicking on pagination shows previous posts.
So, my questions include
1) Does the fact that the Reviews page is the Front Page affect pagination and or the code in the template?
2) How can I fix this issue so the Reviews page retrieves previous posts
3) I'm sure there are errors in the template code, and if so, could someone point them out? My understanding of PHP is basic, so I might to a little extra help with the code.