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'AsIs' content inventory - identifying content to be transformed

The 'AsIs' content inventory contains all URLs and PDFs on your website including:

  • the navigational structure
  • the current URLs
  • a description of the content per page and the type of content (text, links, application, etc.)
  • the ROT analysis, and therefore whether the content will be transformed or not

Optionally you can also include columns with 

  • the ToBe breadcrumb
  • information on 'ToBe' breadcrumb

In the column 'ToBe breadcrumb' you can see where this content will feature in the new architecture. It is possible to add more than one breadcrumb when the content will be the source for more than one page (and potentially in more than one class).

Once the content has been transformed and is published, the breadcrumb can be replaced with the URL(s) of the new website. This can help in case you get requests about where the content can be found after its transformation.

'ToBe' architecture - showing new architecture and identifying source URLs

The sheet shows you the

  • new navigational structure for your content including the navigation labels
  • page title, if different from the navigation label
  • page type: e.g. overview, menu page, content page, paragraph, link 
  • page content: a description about the new pages
  • source URLs where the content is coming from for the new page

Furthermore, the green section 'Implementation' will help you with the actual transformation of the content and keep track of its progress.

Transforming a page with the 2 content inventories

  1. Open the 'to be' architecture sheet with the new architecture. 
  2. Check whether the content for a page should come only from the page you want to transform or whether it has several pages as sources.
  3. Create the new page with the content type identified and the source content identified
  4. Add the URL of the newly created page into the ToBe architecture sheet (column "new URL"). 

Contact and support

If you require further assistance, please contact:

Comm Europa Management

European Commission
DG Communication 
Unit B.3 
Europa Web Communication 

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