Shortcode Showing the Latest Posts Using Timber

If you need a shortcode showing the latest posts, you can use the snippet below. The snippet uses the Timber plugin, that allows the usage of TWIG as template engine:

public function __construct() {
    add_shortcode( 'list_newest_snippets', 'wpkb_shortcode_list_newest_posts' );

public function wpkb_shortcode_list_newest_snippets() {
    // WP_Query arguments
    $args = array(
        'post_type'      => array( 'post' ),
        'posts_per_page' => '5', // Number of posts
        'order'          => 'DESC',
        'orderby'        => 'date',

    $context['posts'] = Timber::get_posts( $args );

    return Timber::compile( 'twig/list_newest_snippets.twig', $context );

The file twig/list_newest_snippets.twig should look like:

    {% for post in posts %}
        <li><a href="{{}}">{{post.title}}</a></li>
    {% else %}
        <li>Es wurden keine Snippets gefunden.</li>
    {% endfor %}

When using the WordPress editor, you can now add the shortcode [[list_newest_snippets]] to show the latest posts.