Here is  the simple and handy snippet of code that I use to display a WordPress blog’s most recent post on a static home page.

<?php
$args = array( 'numberposts' => 3 );
$lastposts = get_posts( $args );
foreach($lastposts as $post) : setup_postdata($post); ?>
	<h2><a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>"><?php the_title(); ?></a></h2>
	<?php the_content(); ?>
<?php endforeach; ?>

You can see an example of this in action at one of the websites I designed – CrandallCoffee.com.

If you are trying to display your most recent post on a web page of a completely separate website (not a WordPress website), please take a look at how to do this in my post  Displaying WordPress Posts on a Separate Web Page.

And, as always, let me know if you have any questions about this.