Originally Posted by StephanieV
nah, doing what you suggested removes all the other categories but the same 10 posts from the desired category repeat on each page.
Sorry. That's my fault. When I used query_posts() I forgot about paging. We have to retrieve the page number from the previous query first.
<?php $page = (get_query_var('paged')) ? get_query_var('paged') : 1; query_posts("cat=1&showposts=5&paged=$page"); ?>
Where 1 is your category and 5 is the number of posts per page. $page contains the page number of the current page. showposts should match the Genreal->Reading->"Blog pages show at most" setting.