Local Development

To make the setup & customization of JamComments a little easier, some special behavior has been built-in while running your site in development mode.

Rendering "Dummy" Comments

When you first get JamComments set up, you'll obviously have no real comments to render as you develop your site locally. This can be a particular challenge if you'd like to adjust the default CSS styles. To help with this, JamComments will render a list of "dummy" comments whenever the NODE_ENV environment is not set to production.

Quiet New Comment Submissions (Soon!)

When submitting a comment in development mode, JamComments will soon return a successful status message indicating the submission was successful, but will NOT persist those comments to your account or trigger a rebuild of your site.