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function get_the_user_ip() {
if ( ! empty( $_SERVER['HTTP_CLIENT_IP'] ) ) {
//check ip from share internet
} elseif ( ! empty( $_SERVER['HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR'] ) ) {
//to check ip is pass from proxy
} else {
return apply_filters( 'edd_get_ip', $ip );
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Hey Pippins, hopefully this isn't a dumb question - can this be modified so that only I can see the IP address of the visitor and record it somewhere, rather than it being displayed to the user on my wordpress site? It purely because I know competitors are clicking on my adwords costing me fortunes, but I'm don't want to spend money on tracking software, cheers, Jamessy

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@jamesmcinally this function simply returns the IP address. on its own it doesn't display it or store it etc. if you're just looking to log a list of IP addresses visiting your site, you should be able to do this more efficiently through your web traffic logs.

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