Register IPs

Description

Spam is one thing, but trolls and sock puppets are another. Sometimes people just decide they’re going to be jerks and create multiple accounts with which to harass your honest users. This plugin helps you fight back by logging the IP address used at the time of creation.

When a user registers, their IP is logged in the wp_usermeta under the signup_ip key. Log into your WP install as an Admin and you can look at their profile or the users table to see what it is. For security purposes their IP is not displayed to them when they see their profile.

Screenshots

  • Single Site (regular users menu)
  • Multisite (Network Admin -> Users menu)

Installation

No special activation needed.

FAQ

Installation Instructions

No special activation needed.

Why do some users say “None Recorded”?

This is because the user was registered before the plugin was installed and/or activated.

Who can see the IP?

Admins and Network Admins.

Does this work on MultiSite?

Yep!

If this works on SingleSite why the name?

There’s already a plugin called “Register IP”, but it didn’t work on MultiSite. I was originally just going to make this a MultiSite-only install, but then I thought ‘Why not just go full bore!’ Of course, I decided that AFTER I requested the name and you can’t change names. So you can laugh.

Does this work with BuddyPress?

It works with BuddyPress on Multisite, so I presume single-site as well. If not, let me know!

This makes my screen too wide!

Sorry about that, but that’s what happens when you add in more columns.

What’s the difference between MultiSite and SingleSite installs?

On multisite only the Network admins who have access to Network Admin -> Users can see the IPs on the user list.

How can I filter the IPs to, say, link to an IP checker?

There’s a filter! Toss this in an MU plugin:

function filter_ripm_show_ip($theip) {
    $theip = '<a href="https://duckduckgo.com/?q='.$theip.'">'.$theip.'</a>';
    return $theip;
}
add_filter('ripm_show_ip', 'filter_ripm_show_ip');

Reviews

Impressed

Works lovely for a relative novice like me. But I’d love to see a ‘last user IP’ login field too.

Nice one!

Thanks for this nice plugin.
If I well understand, the plugin records and displays the user’s IP upon registration only.
A nice feature/addition would be to have a second column with the IP recorded upon latest login. Just an idea…

good

Here is a plugin that knows what to forget and yet so useful!

Read all 8 reviews

Contributors & Developers

“Register IPs” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.7.1

  • 09 March, 2016 by Ipstenu
  • Translation gaff on one line

1.7

  • 07 March, 2016 by Ipstenu
  • Moved to a class instead of badly named functions
  • Added in filter ripm_show_ip to allow people to filter the IP (and add urls as needed – see FAQ)

1.6.1

  • 22 June, 2014 by Ipstenu
  • Typo

1.6

  • 21 June, 2014 by Ipstenu
  • Cleanup, function names, readme.