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  • Resolved getmefixed


    “Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute.”

    Wordpess Site Error, FTP (FailT**tP*ss!) fails at this point too, thank god for the all new, wait for it…

    RECOVERY MODE!!! Where did that come from, now each and every update that “will” break your site almost guaranteed I can at least Deactivate and bring it back to life without hours of faff and heart break for …

    wait for it….

    I don’t know what anymore! What am I missing? Anyone going to sell it to me…
    It’s become a ritual process of failure and frustration.

    At least this time it gave me some kind of report in recovery mode at line:37 ‘ey?!
    Don’t wait up, don’t install it and you can sleep easy…

    I don’t do updates in the morning, it has a habit of ruining the day…

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  • Plugin Contributor James Huff


    Volunteer Moderator

    You’ll need to access your server via SFTP or FTP, or a file manager in your hosting account’s control panel (consult your hosting provider’s documentation for specifics on these), navigate to /wp-content/plugins/ and delete the whole /jetpack/ directory there.

    Once that’s done, you’ll be able to reinstall Jetpack normally from Plugins > Add New in your site’s Dashboard.

    If each update is breaking your site, that likely means that your server resources are set too low (probably the memory allocated to PHP), and therefore the update is failing to complete.

    To be clear, Jetpack doesn’t process its own update, updates are processed by WordPress and subject to the available resources on the server.

    Here are three ways to increase PHP’s memory allocation:

    1. If you can edit or override the system php.ini file, increase the memory limit. For example, memory_limit = 128M

    2. If you cannot edit or override the system php.ini file, add php_value memory_limit 128M to your .htaccess file.

    3. If neither of these work, it’s time to ask your hosting provider to temporarily increase PHP’s memory allocation on your account. Keep in mind that most decent hosting providers allow users to temporarily increase the memory allocation. If your hosting provider won’t accommodate you, perhaps it’s time to find a new hosting provider. WordPress has some recommendations at

    (in the above examples, the limit is set to 128MB)

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