In a further attempt to make the site load faster, I’ve installed a plugin called W3 Total Cache which promises to optimise performance. It’s up and running now, but I can’t tell if it’s made any difference really – as this site is currently small it probably has little effect.
I’ve been testing the site using Pingdom Tools to see how long it takes to load, and currently it looks like the biggest slow-down is caused by the background image:
So to further improve things I’ll either have to reduce the size of the background image, or get to work on my own theme (ha!).
Having made a few posts recently, I’m quite impressed by the ease-of-use of WordPress, especially when it comes to maintenance, installing new plugins etc. I wish Drupal made it this simple.