so long story short: I'm working my way through a side project and am at the stage of considering the information architecture of the site.
From what I've learned, information architecture ought to be done between user research and tangible deliverables like wireframes/user flow charts, and conducting a content inventory/audit is a crucial part of being able to being able to proceed with the greater process.
I have currently completed my initial user research/surveying and have finalised the concept/features of the site. However, I do not currently have an actual working site with 'content' per-se.
And so my question is, if the information architecture (content inventory/auditing > card sorting/tree testing > site mapping) of a site is indeed supposed to be done as a precursor to wireframes, how am I supposed to have existing 'content' to proceed with the first step of it with?