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Cloudflare problem (5 posts)

  1. rabideau
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Actually using 3.0.3 Wp and 1.5.5.1 of the plugin. The plugin no longer picks up the correct IP Address Location for my visitors. This all stopped with the most recent upgrade of the plugin. Before everything worked correctly. See similar problem reported here: http://support.cloudflare.com/discussions/problems/1358-wordpress-stats-not-working-properly-with-clodflare

    Any ideas or help?

    Thanks.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/visitor-maps/

  2. Mike Challis
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Visitor Maps uses the web server variable $_SERVER['REMOTE_ADDR'] to determine the visitors IP address.

    I am not familiar with Cloudflare. Sorry I do not have help for Cloudflare conflict.

  3. rabideau
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi Mike... cloudflare is the site caching service recommended by hostgator. I thought because you used hostgator you might also be using their new site caching tools.

  4. Scott Winterroth
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yeah, I have this same problem with the IP addresses but not really sure of a work around since CloudFlare is delivering the traffic.

  5. Magyver NFL
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    rabideau, Mike, Cloudflare is a reverse proxy service, obscuring IP adresses is part of what it does.

    As a result they are very unpopular with International spam fighters, and with spammer/hacker/scraper databases. International spammer/hacker criminals hide behind that service.

    The famous hacker group Lulzsec uses Cloudflare, as does the support forum for the SEO spammer software "Xrumer".

    I am surprised to learn that Hostgator advocates using Cloudflare, I will need to report that to spam fighting groups I belong to.

    Yes, many innocent people use Cloudflare, but Cloudflare repeatedly refuses to deny free and paid service to outright Internet criminals, therefore there is a movement to "out" them for "aiding & abetting" the natural enemies of everyone who runs software by WordPress.

    Details about Cloudflare and spaming can be found at StopForumSpam.com if you're interested.

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