How to Fix Maintenance Mode Following Upgrade in WordPress

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

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Prem Tiwari

An engineer by profession and a passionate blogger by heart. Founder of FreeWebMentor.com (A Programming blog for beginners), Tech Speaker at various forums. A part from this he is an open source enthusiast, WordPress Lover, Blogger, SEO, and Growth Strategic.

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