Step 3 - Content audit

Drupal 9 site migration project delivery blueprint


The details on this page represents the goal, activities, deliverables and resources for conducting a content audit as part of a site migration project.

The content audit is step 3 of a 24 step project delivery process Salsa has designed for migrating (or upgrading) sites from a legacy or proprietary CMS to Drupal 9.

An overview of the entire process can be found here: Drupal 9 site migration project delivery blueprint.


1A: Inventorisation


Identify all content structures and source content


  1. Desktop review of information architecture, content structures and content pages

  2. Workshop with stakeholder(s) / product owner to identify, review and validate all content architecture, structures and pages.

  3. Full contract extract and audit to identify all distinct content structures, content elements and pages (via Merlin)


  1. Site feature matrix representing all distinct content types

  2. Content audit inventory detailing all content structures/types

  3. Full content audit/extract to inventorize all content pages

Resources and templates*

  1. Site feature matrix for content structures

  2. Content audit inventory template

  3. Australian Government Style Manual

* to be publically available by Q1 2021 to align with the GovCMS D9 roadmap.  Reach out if you’d like a draft version beforehand.

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