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When is Cloudflare “real IP” actually needed for WordPress

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    Diana
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    This is the question I’ve had for a long time, because it seems like some country detection plugins for e.g. WooCommerce work fine without it, at least… this is from my memory!

    Starting this thread because of:
    https://github.com/littlebizzy/slickstack/issues/198

    #5049 Reply
    Jack
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    There are many web developers wary of logging real user IP addresses these days because of GDPR and other privacy regulations and just to avoid logging personal data when it’s not really necessary.

    On a different but related note, Cloudflare has this header available

    CF-IPCountry

    https://developers.cloudflare.com/support/network/configuring-ip-geolocation/

    #5050 Reply
    John
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    So when does a WordPress site actually need the real visitor’s IP vs. just grabbing the visitor’s country instead from the header?

    That is my question.

    #5051 Reply
    Shirley
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    This discussion is because SlickStack doesn’t support either one currently and there have been ongoing chats in Discord and elsewhere about it

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    Nicole
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