Step 4 - Feature mapping

Drupal 9 site migration project delivery blueprint


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

The feature mapping is step 4 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.


1B: Mapping


Map all source CMS site features to Drupal 8/9 site features


  1. Offline mapping of all source CMS site features to equivalent “like for like” features in Drupal 8/9

  2. Identify and capture any gaps where no like for like feature mappings are available.

  3. Workshop with stakeholder(s) / product owner to validate feature mappings and discuss alternative functionality/requirements for gaps.

  4. Document all mappings, including solution / approaches to addressing gaps 


  1. Feature mapping and configuration matrix

  2. High level solution direction including approach to functional gaps

Resources and templates*

  1. Feature mapping and configuration matrix 

  2. Sample solution direction

* 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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