I have no previous experience in developing multisites so be easy on me. I´m familiar with developing and launching single sites though.
I´m looking for the smoothest way to build a multisite for my client. It doesn't matter if I build locally or on a live development server. The sites will be basically the same but in different language versions, the content will also be slightly different.
I´ve been reading that it´s hard to migrate multisites to new servers because the url:s are hardcoded in the database in another way than on single installs, making search and replace much harder (or impossible?). So how should I go about then?
Develop locally and use the same url as the sites will have at launch, somehow? Use some kind of plugin to migrate multisite? I see Backupbuddy has this as a BETA feature, has anyone tried this?
Any ideas or tips on a good workflow here?