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[Solved] There are some API for the geolocation? 

Marco Ro

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There are some API for the geolocation? 


To explain the situation better:

I have to hidden some element for not Italian country.

At moment I have do this:

$.get("http://ipinfo.io", function (response) {
     var country = response.country;
     if(country != "IT"){
}, "jsonp");

But I know it's not a good way!! 


I try to insert this is a php if condition to not print nothing, but is not easy let js and php work together. 

$.get("http://ipinfo.io", function (response) {
}, "jsonp");

<input hidden id="country" type="text" name="country" value="">

This work well and show me the country code (eg. IT). I try to get this value and insert in a IF but of course the $_GET can't work...

$country = $_GET['country']; 
$nation = "IT"; 
<?php if ($country != $nation): ?> 
	Code to hidden here... 
<?php endif; ?>


Does PW have any APIs that I can use? or do you have any idea.
I know I'm not a php-hero ?

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thank you @bernhard  Now work well ?

This is the code if some one need


function getUserIP()
    $client  = @$_SERVER['HTTP_CLIENT_IP'];
    $forward = @$_SERVER['HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR'];
    $remote  = $_SERVER['REMOTE_ADDR'];

    if(filter_var($client, FILTER_VALIDATE_IP))
        $ip = $client;
    elseif(filter_var($forward, FILTER_VALIDATE_IP))
        $ip = $forward;
        $ip = $remote;

    return $ip;

$user_ip = getUserIP();

echo "ip: " . $user_ip . "<br />";

$http = new WireHttp();
$url = "http://ipinfo.io/{$user_ip}/country";
$response = $http->get($url, ['country' => '']);
$country = filter_var ( $response, FILTER_SANITIZE_ENCODED); // the country have a hiddend code

echo = $country; // This is the correct code to use 


In both case that return the correct Country Code. :) 

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glad it worked. 2 things:

TracyDebugger helps a lot when trying new code. You can use the console to execute code quickly and use d() to dump instead of echo. This makes things a lot more readable, especially when you are dealing with arrays and objects:


As you can see, getJSON might also be nice to use here ;)

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