My wp website appears normal when logged into Dashboard but in browser appears as illegible characters.
I have updated theme and plugins and deactivated plugins one-by-one to no avail.
Any help is appreciated.
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You mentioned updating the existing theme, but have you tried resetting this to a default theme like TwentyTen? If you're using W3-Total-Cache, I've seen a patch fix mentioned for this same type of error on the WordPress Forums that might also help.
Let us know if you manage to get this worked out.
It looks exactly like the problem I am experiencing but I am not experienced enough to apply the solution.
I appreciate your response & time.