WordPress provides a very sleek feature to update core install and the installed plugins. You can upgrade all the installed plugins in one go or either upgrade the ones you wish to. But sometimes while using the maintenance mode it does not complete for some reason and crashes in the middle of the process. This forces your blog to display an notification saying :

Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute.

Now to get rid of this deadlock, follow the steps mentioned below :

  1. Open your favorite FTP client and browse to the directory where the affected blog’s wp-config.php is located.
  2. You will find a file named .maintenance over there, similar to .htaccess (yes the dot is intentional)
  3. Now remove or rename this file and refresh the blog page. It should solve the problem.

Hope that helps.

Stay Digified !!

Sachin Khosla


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