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  • Why does this come up so often when I try to do anything admin on my site. What does it mean?, no really because I just don’t believe it! Surely they should email all website holders when they are doing ‘scheduled maintenance’. This message feels like a cop out message when their system can’t cope, as it comes up so often for me. Frustrated, you bet, with very little recourse.

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  • Tara

    @t-p

    Volunteer Moderator

    But why does it happen in the first place?

    Will it go away on it’s own? It’s been a minute – heck it’s been ten minutes.

    For someone who might not know how to delete the file, how do they restore their site after performing what should be a routine upgrade?

    For someone who might not know how to delete the file, how do they restore their site after performing what should be a routine upgrade?

    This happens in a shared hosting env. with a (poor) host…..consider a better one..

    Tara

    @t-p

    Volunteer Moderator

    @chris Stevens:

    why does it happen in the first place?

    As part of the automatic upgrade WordPress places a file named .maintenance in the blog base folder (folder that contains the wp-admin folder). If that file exists, then vistors will see the message Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute.

    Will it go away on it’s own?

    To stop that message from being displayed to vistors, just delete the .maintenance file. The automatic upgrade should be executed again, just in case it failed.

    Simply Delete .maintenance file that is placed under the blog base directory 🙂

    .maintenance file no found….how to solve this problem?Is there any other way…

    Tara

    @t-p

    Volunteer Moderator

    To remove this message do the following:
    1. Log in to your website using your FTP program
    2. Delete the .maintenance file, which will be found in your site root.

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