PHP script as plugin help?

Hello, I just want to have a log file with user IP and agents of who is visiting my homepage.
I managed to modify a PHP script that does it, but Grav does not allow direct PHP inside pages :frowning:

Could anybody make this script into a plugin that would run on mainpage.html.twig and write the log?

<?php $date = new DateTime(); $rdate = $date->format('Y-m-d H:i:s'); $ip = $_SERVER['REMOTE_ADDR']; $agent = $_SERVER['HTTP_USER_AGENT']; $hostname = gethostbyaddr($_SERVER['REMOTE_ADDR']); $file = "bla.txt"; $fh = fopen($file, 'a'); fwrite($fh, '/---'.$rdate."``` "); fwrite($fh, '| '.$ip.' '.$hostname." "); fwrite($fh, '| '.$agent." "); fwrite($fh, '\------'." "); fclose($fh); ?>

Sorry if this is not the right place, but I have no coding experience and don’t know anything about PHP plugins.

You should write a simple plugin or add some logic to your theme class to domthenspecific task you wish.

While having a php twig pass through is possible, it’s not advised for security reasons.

But I don’t know how to write a plugin adding logic.
How to add php inside twig?

@marymaruda, You could see my Log Errors Plugin (logs 404 erros to file) as an example, the logic will be very similar. Of course you will need the correct event. see events reference here.

So this should be ok?


namespace Grav\Plugin;

use Grav\Common\Plugin;
use RocketTheme\Toolbox\File\File;
use Symfony\Component\Yaml\Yaml;

class LogerrorsPlugin extends Plugin

     * @return array
    public static function getSubscribedEvents()
        return [
            'onPageInitialized' => ['onPageInitialized', 1],

     *  if page not found found saves data
    public function onPageInitialized()
        $this->uri = $this->grav['uri'];

     *  Saves data to the log file
     *  - creates or append not found errors url, time and HTTP_REFERER
     *  - creates a summary and save it to file
    protected function savelog($url)

        $date = new DateTime();
$rdate = $date->format('Y-m-d H:i:s');
$hostname = gethostbyaddr($SERVER['REMOTEADDR']);
$file = “bla.txt”;
$fh = fopen($file, ‘a’);
fwrite($fh, ‘/—’.$rdate.“—
fwrite($fh, ‘| ’.$ip.' ‘.$hostname.“
fwrite($fh, ’| ‘.$agent.“
fwrite($fh, ’\—'.“


looks ‘ok’ to me… does it work as expected?

I was afraid to use it since I don’t want to break my website if it does something strange.

My suggestion is to always run a copy of the site in a local environment, using MAMP for example, or another solution to run the site on your computer without affecting the live site.

I’m afraid running a website on my laptop will allow hackers to connect to it and delete my computer.

That’s highly unlikely. I’ve been doing web development for 20+ years, running multiple webservers on a variety of local development machines and have yet to have a hacker connect and delete my computer :slight_smile:

If you run your webserver locally and access the internet behind a router, then your webserver ports are not even accessible to the outside world. So someone couldn’t even connect to your computer even if they wanted to.

Also, webservers install with sensible defaults that ensure they are not ‘wide-open’ . They run server-side scripts, than unless are blatantly malicious are again not really something you can use to gain access to a computer.

You really can’t effectively develop web sites unless you develop locally. It’s just not an efficient strategy. Please read my blog post on the subject.