I have a client who runs 8 different blogs, currently on 8 separate installations of WordPress. I'm trying to encourage them to move to a single MS installation instead to make it easier (mostly on me) to maintain the different sites, themes, and mix of plug-ins. Unfortunately, I shied away from MU for the longest time, and now I have no idea where to start with MS.
I've used WP-Hive in the past because it allowed me to use multiple domains with one installation of WordPress (I don't like sub-folder blogs or sub-domains sites). This client project, if we go forward, will be a similar setup - multiple single-domain blogs hosted on a single WordPress installation.
So what steps should I follow to
- Set up Multisite - I know how to install it, but how should I configure it considering I want to use it for separate domains, not sub-folders or sub-domains?
- Move content - I assume the regular WP export-import process will work?
- Map the domains to their new home on the new installation?