Local Bitnami WP, migrate to live server

Hi - I have a Bitnami Wordpress VM running locally. What is the best way to migrate my local development site to a live server?

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Trevor LocalAsked:
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
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Trevor LocalAuthor Commented:
Great writeup, for sure. I don't have direct access to the content folder in the VM. I was looking for another option to port it out somehow.
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
I don't have direct access to the content folder in the VM

You'll have to go the plugin route I talk about at the end of the article, then.
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tailoreddigitalCommented:
I've used this plugin with my Wordpress on a VM based on Bitnami 4 or 5 times.   It's very easy and everything is moved in minutes.

https://wordpress.org/plugins/all-in-one-wp-migration/

Install the plugin,   export the site.

Install the plugin in the new site location, import the site.

I don't think the process can be more simplified than this.
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Trevor LocalAuthor Commented:
I downloaded the plugin and exported my site without adding any link changes after -- reading this: Since version 1.8.0, Site URL is deprecated. Upon import, the plugin auto-detects Site URL and makes necessary changes to the database.

Import went well, except now when I log in to new site it redirects to the 127.0.0.1 address. How can I proceed from here?

Did you need to add the URL changes with your Bitnami migrations?
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Trevor LocalAuthor Commented:
Ok I inserted this
update_option('siteurl','http://example.com');
update_option('home','http://example.com');

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into my functions.php so I have the CP back again. So maybe I'll try the export with the URL change, see if that does the trick.
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Trevor LocalAuthor Commented:
I re exported, switching old and new URL's. Seems to have ported over nicely.

Looks like the trick is to keep it under 128 megs, per the cap limit of the plugin.
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Trevor LocalAuthor Commented:
thank you!
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