As FERC.gov serves as the authoritative source for Federal Energy Regulatory Commission documentation and regulation reporting, simplifying the content model and migrating existing content to the new Drupal system were key success factors. In addition to migrating content, simplifying the content model was also key. The legacy site contained many files that were unused and created clutter and navigation issues. By providing guided statistical analysis of the legacy FERC.gov website, Mobomo was able to help them pare down their content model from over 20,000 static webpages to 6,000 dynamically managed pages within Drupal.
Migrating 6,000 HTML pages into a database was a challenge for the team. By using a methodology of custom scripting (“site scraping”) and some manual page creation, Mobomo was able to move as much content as possible to the new system as quickly as possible.