I think this post is related to a problem I’m suffering with also. In your second line of code
$recent = new WP_Query(“cat=1,35,32,27,42,37,3,8,4,7,26,36,6,5&paged=$paged”);
Are pages dynamically added to this list of page/post numbers or do you have to add them manually?
Oh and where am I supposed to place this code?
Also I’ve had the same problem with another Pagination plugin so I believe it might be something to do with my folder permissions. What does your plugin require on that front to be able to work correctly?