I develop my sites on a local xamp setup. When I´m done I need to get the site to my customer´s domain.
Can I use vault press or backupbuddy for this, or is there a better process ?
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you can't use either one of those tools to move one of the sub site to its own single site.
you'll be moving it just like you move stuff off WordPress.com. Except you also have database access.
I think I will give this a try. It sounds easy enough ;o) http://webdesignerwall.com/tutorials/exporting-and-importing-wordpress
You might tale a look at myEASYbackup plugin. I used it recently to clone a site on a different domain, and it handled full URL references in the database pretty well.
I´m trying to get my head around this article, and I think I got it ;o)
step1: upload all theme and plugin files via FTP
step2: On the live domain create a new database and import your local dbase (or does upload the development MySQL database something else?)
step3: edit your wp-config as described.
Can I leave out the test, stage, dev registrations if I don´t have them?
I migrate from local to live domain.
step4: then run the plugin form the new live site.
@mikeschinkel Is this the correct process?
if you want to move a MU blog to its single site, you'll need to copy all the blog's tables PLUS wp_users and wp_usermeta tables which are common to all the network sites. don't forget to change the uploads directory path.