I have 3 websites in my current Magento installation and are as follows website1 Code: base, website2 Code: au, website3 Code: ca. Each website has one store and one store_view except for website3 which has 2 store-views.

I want the users to be automatically navigated to a specific website based on their country. For example, all users with the country code US to be navigated to website1.

I have checked that ipinfo.io provides country code through an API call as follow

# Get country ISO code as plaintext
$ curl ipinfo.io/$TOKEN

Can anyone help with its implementation for my Magento 2.2.6 instance?

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I've had the same issue, I'm using geoplugin to get the country of my customers ip address. I also have a cookie just in case the customer after being redirected to a store let's say in Portuguese actually prefers to use the English version, I store a value in the cookie so the customer doesn't get redirected back to the Portuguese version. Let me know if you need any further assistance and don't forget to upvote / mark as answer if this solved your problem :)

In your etc\events.xml

<event name="controller_action_postdispatch">
        <observer name="controller_action_postdispatch" instance="Vendor\Module\Observer\PostDespatchEvent" />

In your Vendor\Module\Observer\PostDespatchEvent.php

namespace Vendor\Module\Observer;

use \Magento\Framework\Event\ObserverInterface;
use \Magento\Store\Model\StoreManagerInterface;
use Magento\Framework\App\Helper\AbstractHelper;
use Magento\Framework\App\Config\ScopeConfigInterface;
use Magento\Framework\Stdlib\Cookie\CookieMetadataFactory;
use Magento\Framework\Stdlib\CookieManagerInterface;
use Magento\Framework\Session\SessionManagerInterface;

class PostDespatchEvent implements ObserverInterface

     * Name of Cookie that holds private content version

     * Cookie life time

     * @var \Magento\Framework\Stdlib\CookieManagerInterface

    protected $_storeManager;
    protected $cookieManager;
    protected $cookieMetadataFactory;
    private   $scopeConfigInterface;

    protected $checkoutSession;
    protected $cart;
    protected $customerSession;
    public function __construct(
        StoreManagerInterface                           $storeManager,
        ScopeConfigInterface                            $scopeConfigInterface,
        CookieManagerInterface                          $cookieManager,
        CookieMetadataFactory                           $cookieMetadataFactory,
        SessionManagerInterface                         $sessionManager,
        \Magento\Checkout\Model\Session                 $checkoutSession,
        \Magento\Checkout\Model\Cart                    $cart,
        \Magento\Customer\Model\Session                 $customerSession
    ) {
        $this->_storeManager = $storeManager;
        $this->scopeConfigInterface = $scopeConfigInterface;
        $this->cookieManager = $cookieManager;
        $this->cookieMetadataFactory = $cookieMetadataFactory;
        $this->sessionManager = $sessionManager;

        $this->checkoutSession = $checkoutSession;
        $this->cart            = $cart;
        $this->customerSession = $customerSession;

    public function getCookie($name)
        return $this->cookieManager->getCookie($name);
    public function setCookie($value, $duration = 604800)
        $metadata = $this->cookieMetadataFactory

        $this->cookieManager->setPublicCookie(self::COOKIE_NAME, $value, $metadata);


    public function execute(\Magento\Framework\Event\Observer $observer)

        $cookie = self::getCookie(SELF::COOKIE_NAME);
        if(!isset( $cookie))
            $countryCode = SELF::ip_info("Visitor", "Country Code"); 

            if($countryCode == 'PT')
                if($countryCode == 'DE')

             self::setCookie( SELF::COOKIE_NAME);

    public static function ip_info($ip = NULL, $purpose = "location", $deep_detect = TRUE) {
        $output = NULL;
        if (filter_var($ip, FILTER_VALIDATE_IP) === FALSE) {
            $ip = $_SERVER["REMOTE_ADDR"];
            if ($deep_detect) {
                if (filter_var(@$_SERVER['HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR'], FILTER_VALIDATE_IP))
                    $ip = $_SERVER['HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR'];
                if (filter_var(@$_SERVER['HTTP_CLIENT_IP'], FILTER_VALIDATE_IP))
                    $ip = $_SERVER['HTTP_CLIENT_IP'];
        $purpose    = str_replace(array("name", "\n", "\t", " ", "-", "_"), NULL, strtolower(trim($purpose)));
        $support    = array("country", "countrycode", "state", "region", "city", "location", "address");
        $continents = array(
            "AF" => "Africa",
            "AN" => "Antarctica",
            "AS" => "Asia",
            "EU" => "Europe",
            "OC" => "Australia (Oceania)",
            "NA" => "North America",
            "SA" => "South America"
        if (filter_var($ip, FILTER_VALIDATE_IP) && in_array($purpose, $support)) {
            $ipdat = @json_decode(file_get_contents("http://www.geoplugin.net/json.gp"));
            if (@strlen(trim($ipdat->geoplugin_countryCode)) == 2) {
                switch ($purpose) {
                    case "location":
                        $output = array(
                            "city"           => @$ipdat->geoplugin_city,
                            "state"          => @$ipdat->geoplugin_regionName,
                            "country"        => @$ipdat->geoplugin_countryName,
                            "country_code"   => @$ipdat->geoplugin_countryCode,
                            "continent"      => @$continents[strtoupper($ipdat->geoplugin_continentCode)],
                            "continent_code" => @$ipdat->geoplugin_continentCode
                    case "address":
                        $address = array($ipdat->geoplugin_countryName);
                        if (@strlen($ipdat->geoplugin_regionName) >= 1)
                            $address[] = $ipdat->geoplugin_regionName;
                        if (@strlen($ipdat->geoplugin_city) >= 1)
                            $address[] = $ipdat->geoplugin_city;
                        $output = implode(", ", array_reverse($address));
                    case "city":
                        $output = @$ipdat->geoplugin_city;
                    case "state":
                        $output = @$ipdat->geoplugin_regionName;
                    case "region":
                        $output = @$ipdat->geoplugin_regionName;
                    case "country":
                        $output = @$ipdat->geoplugin_countryName;
                    case "countrycode":
                        $output = @$ipdat->geoplugin_countryCode;
        return $output;

  • 1: I have created and registered a module, and then created events.xml under /var/www/html/magento/app/code/Zazai/Module/etc/events.xml. 2: I have created PostDespatchEvent.php file under /var/www/html/magento/app/code/Zazai/Module/Observer/PostDespatchEvent.php 3: I have replaced the term Vendor with Zazai in both the files 4: I have changed 'PT' and 'default' if($countryCode == 'PT') { $this->_storeManager->setCurrentStore('default'); } according to the 'country code' and 'store code' I wanted navigation for. Jul 18, 2020 at 15:44
  • But the solution didn't work yet. Jul 18, 2020 at 15:45
  • Please make sure you run the following commands: php bin/magento setup:upgrade php setup:di:compile php bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy -f php bin/magento indexer:reindex php bin/magento cache:clean php bin/magento cache:flush Also you can use Xdebug to check if the observer is running. Let me know what error it is throwing so I can help
    – Joao71
    Jul 19, 2020 at 10:55
  • is it working? What are you using to "emulate" different website calls to test this out?
    – Joao71
    Jul 20, 2020 at 15:30
  • $ipdat = @json_decode(file_get_contents("geoplugin.net/json.gp")); May I know why you are not passing the user IP address because by default geoplugin.net/json.gp will take the server IP address and return the country where the website is hosted not the user country. Jul 24, 2020 at 19:52

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