Shortcode to display posts as a bulleted list. You can also use parameters order and orderby to sort the list.
You can see two examples of the code working at the following links:
The shortcode is
You can use the following parameters to customize what is displayed (all are optional):
[showposts category="2" num="4" order="DESC" orderby="date"] order can be one of the following:
'type' - Sort by type.
orderby can be one the following: