I have 2 places where I want to display my latest posts: In the footer I want to pull in the latest 3 posts with limited information i.e. just a title and date and then when in the blog template I want to have a side bar that displays the normal style, title short summary number of comments etc.
Is there a way I can pass a value into [[+latest_posts]] that will determine which chunk to use? Or what would be the best way to accomplish this?
You could easily use getressources for this. Just have 2 different tpls where you set up which information is displayed. this can be placed wherever you want to have it.