WordPress Stuck In Maintenance Mode

John Turner founder of SeedProd Posted by John Turner on October 26, 2016

Last updated on: August 30, 2019

OK WordPress was updating itself, themes or plugins and something went wrong and now your WordPress site is stuck in Maintenance Mode with a message on the screen that reads ““Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute.” and you can not get into your wp-admin or view your site.

Learn how to get out of Maintenance Mode when WordPress gets stuck. Follow these steps to quickly solve the issue.

  1. FTP into your WordPress site and look for a file called .maintenance in the WordPress root. (If you do not see this file make sure to adjust your setting in your ftp client and make hidden files visible.
  2. Delete this file.

How to get WordPress out of Maintenance Mode

That’s it! WordPress should now be back to normal and serving your regular site.

Learn How to Customize the WordPress Maintenance Message



John Turner founder of SeedProd

By John Turner

John is the founder of SeedProd.com and a WordPress Developer with over 15 years of development experience.

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