Posted by: SiRu | August 3, 2010

WordPress Error: Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute

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Today I was checking and updating different plug-ins for my upcoming self-hosted blog. Suddenly I started to Receive error “Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute” on my WordPress Blog.

I had no clue what to do. I thought it is an issue with Apache Services , so restarted the service but got the same error. I was about to restore the blog from my backup but wanted to know why this issue happened all of a sudden. I knew that some of the plug-ins upgrades caused this issue but was unable to find which of the plug-in caused the same error.

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

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I checked my wordpress folder and I find that there is a new file called .maintenance

.maintenance file

.maintenance file

Just DELETE that file and everything will work great!!

If you are using any FTP programs and If you could not find this file. Then you need to change the FTP programs preference to force showing hidden files. You may not see the .maintenance using the ftp in windows explorer. So better use any FTP Programs if your web server supports it.

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Thank God my blog is up and running now again! 🙂

Regards

SiRu

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Responses

  1. Thanks for the tip! You saved me a lot of headache.


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