Display Posts by Category

One of Drupal’s best features was the Views module which enabled robust selection criteria for displaying posts, so this starts my quest for similar functionality in WordPress.

A quick google search turned up a number of articles mostly focused on putting a code snippet into my theme’s functions.php file. The function name can then be used as a shortcode to insert into a page to display the results of that function. Sounds pretty easy and it is well-described here: https://wpengine.com/resources/list-posts-by-category/.