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  • Tried upgrading to 3.8.1 but when I click the ‘Please update now’ link, which takes me to http://www.myblog.com/wp-admin/update-core.php, it just displays a blank dashboard. The top and left menus are still there, and I can click into any of those items, but the main area is blank and the upgrade was unsuccessful.

    Any clues?

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  • I would pet a ‘penny’ that you used a caching plugin and it was misconfigured for updates. Pet a penny that in whatever time you set such plugin to cache, the issue goes away. If required, review the # of posts here on this topic and what happens when an auto update occurs with a caching plugin activated (poorly)…Remember, they do not test WP core with themes or plugins (not even the most popular ones)…so…as your host will say…it’s a “script” problem.

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