Fixing WordPress’s Maintenance Mode Caused By Broken Update

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.

Author: Arief Bayu Purwanto

Hello, my name is Arief Bayu Purwanto, a 24 years old father of a beautiful daughter. Interested in online programming, linux, games, and reading. Currently working on as junior developer. I live in a relatively quite and cool place called Malang. I'm available for some freelance stuff as well as some consulting job. You can see my portofolio for some previous task I've finished and some other information related to my capability. Btw, I'm plurking here.