Shortcode: Recent Posts

Add following snippet to “functions.php”

Snippet

add_shortcode('recent-posts', 'recent_posts_function');
function recent_posts_function() {
   query_posts(array('orderby' => 'date', 'order' => 'DESC' , 'showposts' => 1));
   if (have_posts()) :
      while (have_posts()) : the_post();
         $return_string = '<a href="'.get_permalink().'">'.get_the_title().'</a>';
      endwhile;
   endif;
   wp_reset_query();
   return $return_string;
}

Usage

[recent-posts posts="5"]Posts Heading[/recent-posts]

Courtesy: Smashing Magazine

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