Local Bitnami WP, migrate to live server

Posted on 2014-08-07
Last Modified: 2014-08-11
Hi - I have a Bitnami Wordpress VM running locally. What is the best way to migrate my local development site to a live server?

Question by:Trevor Local
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    by:Jason C. Levine

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    by:Trevor Local
    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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    by:Jason C. Levine
    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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    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.

    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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    by:Trevor Local
    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 address. How can I proceed from here?

    Did you need to add the URL changes with your Bitnami migrations?

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    by:Trevor Local
    Ok I inserted this

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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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    by:Trevor Local
    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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    by:Trevor Local
    thank you!

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