This plugin hasn’t been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

Proxy Real IP

Description

If you’re running WordPress behind a proxy, chances are that the IP address of the user browsing your site won’t show up, instead WordPress will see the IP address of your proxy server. Proxy Real IP sets this straight by looking at the HTTP headers that the proxy sends.

Proxy Real IP looks in the following HTTP headers:
X-FORWARDED-FOR, X-FORWARDED, FORWARDED-FOR, FORWARDED, X-REAL-IP

Proxy Real IP sets the user’s IP address to the first HTTP header defined that matches a simple regular expression of an IP address (123.123.123.123).

Proxy Real IP also sets the $_SERVER[‘HTTPS’] variable correctly when running behind a proxy so that WordPress can determine whether or not the proxy connection is over HTTPS. It looks to the HTTP_X_FORWARDED_PROTO PHP server variable to determine this.

Installation

Installation is simple.

  1. Upload proxy-real-ip.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory or the /wp-content/mu-plugins/ directory if you’re running a Multisite installation and want to force load the plugin for all sites.
  2. If you uploaded it to /wp-content/plugins/, then activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.

There are no settings for this plugin in the WordPress admin area. It should just work out of the box.

Contributors & Developers

“Proxy Real IP” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Changelog

1.1

  • 2012-12-27 Added HTTPS detection.

1.0

  • 2012-09-25 Initial version launched. Started with some ideas from https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/real-ip/ which was no longer updated.