Support » Installing WordPress » 3.0.1 Stuck in maintenance

  • Resolved macbros


    Just tried to use the auto upgrade in Wp and it stopped in the Installing phase and is now just stuck in Maintenance Mode. Can’t access admin or anything all pages say, “Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute.

    This is what I get;
    Downloading update from…

    Unpacking the update…

    Verifying the unpacked files…

    Installing the latest version…..

    And that’s as far as it gets and it’s stuck in Maintenance Mode.

    Help! please!?!?

Viewing 15 replies - 1 through 15 (of 15 total)
  • OK, just manually installed and now the message, “An automated WordPress update has failed to complete – please attempt the update again now.” is stuck on the top of the admin page.


    Checked for a file called .maintenance in my blog directory and deleted it and all is fine now. Not sure why Auto Upgrade didn’t work though..

    I updated to 3.0.1 and it completely reset my entire theme (grrrr!). I’ve spent all morning manually changing it back. Thanks WP 🙁

    I’ve got the same issue as macbros.

    Will be avoiding this update until things shake out a bit at WP!

    I forgot to mention…my theme is Twenty Ten. I don’t know if updating to 3.0.1 would effect other themes, but it completely reset mine. I’ve also noticed a rather strange behavior since updating: no matter how many times I trash my pingbacks and trackbacks they keep coming back. Maybe we should start a WP 3.0.1 Bug thread.

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    It’s not the update. It’s … well, it’s kind of the update. When your server gets hung up, either b/c the connection is slow or what, you get weird issues. Very common is that the install times out it doesn’t delete that file.

    Deleting the .maintenance file will fix it most of the time. Easy fix, you’re done.

    Also, dcloud, remember this rule: The DEFAULT theme ALWAYS gets overwritten when WordPress is updated. Your DEFAULT theme is TwentyTen. Please save yourself some grief and make a child theme. It’s easy and it’s simple and it’ll make your life better.

    ipstenu, thank you for that info. How do you make a child theme?

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    (you saw that link coming, right? 😉 )

    I can’t find the .maintenance file. Where does it usually hides?

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    Same folder as your wp-config.php

    I don’t see it at all. Is it safe just to install the update manually?

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    Yeah, it’s safe unless you changed core code.

    You will only have the .maintenance file IF you get this message on the front page of your blog: “Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute.”

    You may have to turn on ‘Show invisibles’ to see it in your FTP client, though.

    Thanks, I will try that.

    I had the same issue with the maintenance page, deleting .maintenance seemed to fix it.

    *faith in auto-update rattled a bit*


    Has anyone noticed a considerable lag since updating to 3.0.1? Because I have. Please advise. Will start a new thread if necessary..

Viewing 15 replies - 1 through 15 (of 15 total)
  • The topic ‘3.0.1 Stuck in maintenance’ is closed to new replies.