Pagination

I’d like to add pagination under the “Latest News Posts” on my front page, so that people can get to my older posts from there. I have installed WP-Paginate plugin and added the code to the home.php file to display the pagination. It does display, but it doesn’t actually work (clicking on it gets me nowhere). Am I adding the code to the wrong place? Where is the proper place to insert the code so that pagination for posts works? Thank you.