I built a basic site as a favour to a friend several years ago which I was recently asked to update. Upon logging in, I get the dashboard sidebar but nothing else — the page itself is blank (see attached screenshot).

Blank page in admin dashboard

I don't know why this is, but the site is definitely running an ancient version of Wordpress. Is there a way to manually update it to the latest version, given that I cannot update it via the dashboard?

  • Normally it should work automatically, for settings take a look here. A good explanation about how/what to doChip Bennett explains. Please take also a look at the Codex and/or here
    – Charles
    Jun 29, 2015 at 15:00

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This was actually a bug in the version of WP running on the site. The accepted answer on this thread gave me the solution.

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