From the Cloudflare Support website:
Q: Why do my server logs show Cloudflare’s IPs using Cloudflare?
A: When you sign on to Cloudflare the way your logs are displayed will change because Cloudflare
acts as a proxy. This means that your visitors are routed through the Cloudflare network. This
allows Cloudflare to stop attacks before they reach your network. It also allows Cloudflare to
speed up page load time by more efficiently routing packets and, more importantly, caching
result, the connecting IP will always come from the Cloudflare network.
As a result, commenters› IP will also be masked by Cloudflare. Luckily, Cloudflare sends the real
user’s IP in a separate header. This plugin saves it, as well as the user’s geo-location (also
provided by Cloudflare), and displays this information in the admin panel.
- Upload the plugin files to the
/wp-content/plugins/real-ip-and-geo-for-cloudflaredirectory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
- Activate the plugin through the ‹Plugins› screen in WordPress
- Searching by clicking on the IP stopped working
That’s a known limitation.
Contributors & Developers
“Real IP and Geo for Cloudflare” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
- The first version of the plugin.