isp addresses of blog visitors?

  • Author
    Posts
  • #329731

    hopeagain
    Member

    I was wondering if there is a way to see the ISP addresses of visitors to my blog and/or block a certain ISP.

    The blog I need help with is hopeagain.wordpress.com.

    #329886

    raincoaster
    Member

    We need a link to your blog in order to answer that.

    #329887

    hopeagain
    Member
    #329889

    raincoaster
    Member

    Thanks.

    There isn’t any add-on I’m aware of that will give you full IP addresses of blog viewers. Of course you can get the IPs of anyone who comments, but not anyone who reads; I believe sitemeter and statcounter will give you partial IPs, though. You can ban a particular IP from commenting, but not reading. And with IP bans, you’re probably banning a large selection of innocent people as well, since IPs are rarely completely isolated to one computer anymore.

    #329890

    hopeagain
    Member

    Okay, I’ll check out those sites. Thanks! How do I block an IP from commenting? The person I want to block has never commented, but I’d rather not have the option open…

    #329892

    raincoaster
    Member

    You go to Settings->Discussion and there’s a place in there where you can blacklist an IP. Be aware, you’ll be blocking a lot of other people at the same time.

    #329893

    hopeagain
    Member

    Wouldn’t the other ppl I’m blocking be near the same location, though? The person I want to block is in Japan, and as far as I know, she’s the only one reading in Japan…

    #329894

    raincoaster
    Member

    Presumably they would be.

    #329895

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    If you have their email address or username, better to ban or send to moderate instead. That way it is specific to a person.

    http://support.wordpress.com/settings/discussion-settings/
    http://support.wordpress.com/comments/

The topic ‘isp addresses of blog visitors?’ is closed to new replies.