Fixing WordPress’s Maintenance Mode Caused By Broken Update

written by Arief Bayu Purwanto on June 28, 2010 in Tips N Trick with 5 comments

WordPress upgrade tools is way AWESOME! It help us upgrade core system, plugins, and themes easily. However, as with many other human products, failed is one of it’s features.

When wordpress doing upgrade, it put system into maintenance mode. After upgrading processes finished, it bring back to live mode and ready to serve traffic. However, when this process failed, you’ll ended up in White Screen Of Death with BIG “Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute.” sentences in it. You can do nothing to it, because it also affect the admin panel. So, how do we fix this problem? Hah! easy.

When wordpress activating it’s maintenance mode, it created .maintenance file on your server, where wp-config.php reside. Just remove[1] that .maintenance file and you’ll be back to live!

Horray for pocoyo *eh*!

[1]To remove it, you will have to login to your fav FTP client or access via your hosting’s CPanel.