How to Fix Maintenance Mode Following Upgrade in WordPress

By: Prem Tiwari | Last Updated: | In: WordPress, WordPress Beginners


In this tutorial, I will explain how to fix Maintenance Mode Following Upgrade in WordPress. When you are upgrading your WordPress to the lasted version, then WordPress will automatically create a .maintenance file. The .maintenance file contains the message like “Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Please check back in a minute.”

Sometime the .maintenance file may not have been removed properly, that’s why you are getting this error when accessing the frontend website.

How to Fix Maintenance Mode Following Upgrade in WordPress

wordpress maintenance error

Follow the below steps to fix this issues.

Step 1) Log in to your website using your cPanel and open file manager.

Step 2) Delete the .maintenance file, which will be found in your site root. See the below screenshot.

wordpress error filemanager


About: Prem Tiwari

Prem Tiwari is the founder of FreeWebMentor.com and also a professional developer who has vast experience in PHP and open source technologies. Apart from this, he is a blogger by hobby and also he has been a regular speaker of WordPress sessions in various IT Companies.



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