wordpress “Briefly Unavailable For Scheduled Maintenance” Message Remainins After An Automatic Upgrade

Your WordPress site is showing “Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance” after an automatic upgrade has completed.

Solution: Remove .Maintenance File

A file named .maintenance is placed by WordPress during an automatic upgrade to notify visitors that the site in under a short maintenance. If an upgrade fails or is corrupted, the file will remain in the WordPress folder and won’t get deleted.

To remove .maintenance file,

  1. Access your blog root directory via FTP.
  2. Locate the file .maintenance.
  3. Remove the .maintenance file from the blog root directory.

Once you solve this problem, you may want to run the WordPress automatic upgrade again.

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