I had some time recently, and the idea struck me, so I put together a basic plugin that redirects
/latest/ to my site’s latest post. Try it out:
The plugin is ready for latest to be translated, but more importantly, it adds a field to your site’s
Permalinks screen where you can set the slug.
Strangely, I couldn’t find a Core ticket for such a feature, and nothing turned up in the plugins repository, either.