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 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.
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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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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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 address. How can I proceed from here?

Did you need to add the URL changes with your Bitnami migrations?
Trevor LocalAuthor Commented:
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.
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.
Trevor LocalAuthor Commented:
thank you!
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