Support » Plugin: WP Statistics » Excluding all users from same house w/ dynamic ip

  • Resolved typofi


    Hi, and first of all, thanks for a great plugin! I’m not that savvy with IP’s, hostnames and stuff, so I need to bother you a bit.

    I want to exclude all traffic coming from my own home. My own computer is not a problem, because I am logged in as an admin. But what about other family members with different devices?

    Basically there’s a range of devices, but they all access the net through the same router. So they all share the IP, but our IP is dynamic. So I can’t exclude one IP, right?

    Can hostnames be used to exclude all these devices? At the moment when I check with online services all these devices give out the same hostname. This hostname is in the form of “”, which seems to point to our router or service provider.

    Any ideas?

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  • Plugin Contributor Greg Ross


    Unfortunately there’s no easy way to do it. The performance hit of doing a reverse DNS lookup on every page load would be too significant.

    You can exclude the IP address but of course if it changes you would have to update the configuration.

    Your other option would be to have them logon as non-admin users and then exclude that role from the statistics.

    Ok. Thanks for the quick response! At least now I won’t waste any time on trying to do it. 🙂

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