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trying to get remote ip in Wordpress footer, no results

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My theme calls a footer.php file for each page.

For a php script I am using for some specific tracking (not a plugin), I need to get the ip address of the visitor.

So in my footer.php, I put:

<? echo $_SERVER['REMOTE_ADDR']; ?>

But I don't get any results. Blank.

Also tried:

<? echo $REMOTE_ADDR; ?>

No results.

Any idea why and what I can do about it?
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Question by:St_Aug_Beach_Bum
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MADDYIS earned 500 total points
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Please try below code to get remote ip address,

$_SERVER is an array containing information such as headers, paths, and script locations.
REMOTE_ADDR -- The IP address from which the user is viewing the current page.
getenv -- Gets the value of an environment variable

Output:

<?php
  echo "$_SERVER['REMOTE_ADDR']: ". $_SERVER['REMOTE_ADDR'] ."<br />";
  echo "getenv('REMOTE_ADDR'): ". getenv('REMOTE_ADDR') ."<br />";
?>
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by:objects
ID: 35114103
looks ok, worth checking that line is being rendered by echo some static text as well
Are you behind a proxy or anything like that?
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by:St_Aug_Beach_Bum
ID: 35114241
Ah, thank you,  echo "getenv('REMOTE_ADDR'): did the trick :)
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