Want "IP address" for "posts"
Late last night, I forgot to “Add a tagline to new posts: Posted from WordPress for Android” via the “Preferences” section of my smart/cellphone. And now I can NOT remember where my draft/published/edited posts originated!
I want the IP address provided for “posts” via “https://[username here].wordpress.com/wp-admin/edit.php”; since we already can see the detail of the “Author” in the “Comments” section via “https://[username here].wordpress.com/wp-admin/edit-comments.php”.
P.S. This “idea” has already been submitted/shot-down to/by the Support staff/team long ago/by the way.
The blog I need help with is thebloggingpath.wordpress.com.
There is no IP address for posts. IP addresses are for overall websites only. Are you talking about he post ID that wordpress assigns?
“Are you talking about he post ID that wordpress assigns?”
I am talking about the possible implementation of assigning the originating/source for overall websites of “posts” (via “edit.php“), just like the following HTML sample for “comments”: edit-comments.php?s=[source of IP address here]&mode=detail”>[source of IP address here].
This “idea” is really for my purpose of “tracking” how I edit my “post” from my personal computer, smart/cellphone, etc. I don’t know if this “idea” may be useful for those whose “Role” may be other than the “Administrator”.
Can’t be done at wordpress.com.
Too bad. I hope to learn why NOT or least realize the limitations of FREE weblogs…
You would have to be able to write directly to the database and we can’t do that for security reasons. Anyone would then be able to do a database injection and possibly bring down 30 million sites.
I understand. I am hoping for more “AUTHOR” detail (such as the IP address, email addrsss, website, and/or Gravatar ID) to each “post” edit/revision; so I could do a general “post” search under “edit.php” and apply “post” tags such as “Posted from WordPress for Android” or simply “mobile” or even “Android”. Thanks.
Addendum: I also noticed that similar “details” are provided for pingbacks and/or trackbacks. So similarly, “posts” should at least meet that same standard.
You can do it with a WordPress.ORG blog, but not a WordPress.com blog.
But how many people are going to know that they posted from this wi-fi hotspot, or that one , or this other one (you have to do a whois to even know where they are), or that they posted from their home computer or their Android phone or from the iPad?
Sorry, I simply see this as useless information. My opinion.
IP addresses are provided with comments and trackback because they come from outside your site and there are times, such as with threatening comments, that this information would be useful to law enforcement in the event a law is broken.
@raincoaster, yes you can, but you would either have to hack the wordpress core (not a good idea since the first update would probably overwrite your hacks) or you would have to write, or get someone to write, a plugin to do that.
“You can do it with a WordPress.ORG blog, but not a WordPress.com blog.”
@raincoaster Thanks for replying/suggesting. I had my hopes up until “thesacredpath” pointed out that the core database of WordPress cannot be overwritten and that plug-ins can do the job.
“But how many people are going to know that they posted from this wi-fi hotspot, or that one , or this other one (you have to do a whois to even know where they are), or that they posted from their home computer or their Android phone or from the iPad?”
@thesacredpath. Not many people would know or care, I guess. I’ve replied to my own posts by “commenting” outside my site and I know the IP address.
So technically, at least for my purpose, I’d like know where my posts originated.
I understand that there the ability to “Enable Geotagging” for “tracking your physical location” (under the Personal Settings of the Dashboard). But this feature doesn’t help with a function I’m trying to complete.
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