Last updated on: March 3, 2017
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.
- 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.
- Delete this file.
That’s it! WordPress should now be back to normal and serving your regular site.