I have 'adopted' a website which had been designed in WordPress - the designer is no longer responding to emails and so we're somewhat stuck unable to update anything!
Firstly, we weren't given the admin log in so this may be where it's all going wrong, just a subuser though it is offering to allow us to do all of the editing.
Secondly, when I try to edit a page, it comes up as if the page is blank and has a 0 wordcount. I have tried updating to 3.8.1 however I get a static message saying "Update WordPress
Downloading update from http://wordpress.org/wordpress-3.8.1-new-bundled.zip…
Unpacking the update…" - I don't know which files have been edited to manually update to 3.8.1
Also, I'm not sure but I suspect the version of wordpress is faulty as it is displaying with very little formatting - it looks like this http://tinypic.com/r/2chw5c0/8
Anyone out there who can help? I'm seriously starting to consider scrapping it all and starting again...!