Add "Your Latest Posts" to static front page

Is there a way to generate a short code for the default theme your latest posts that display on the dynamic page?
I am currently using the Advanced Recent Posts plugin for this but I much prefer the look of the default.

Alternatively, is there a way to insert a content area above or below the default recent posts so I can put some text/widgets in there?


Hello there,

I hope you are doing well today.

As it stands, this request would require the aid of a third party developer to customize the theme because your request would require the code to be rewritten which falls outside of the realm of support that we can offer.

Best Regards,