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How to remove the "Please get back shortly" message when updating?

  • I’m using the new WP 3.1, and I’ve noted that sometimes, a message appears on my wp pages and posts:

    We are sorry
    We are having updates now.

    Please get back shortly.“

    This message, when it appears, removes the background image. Clicking a link to another page/post makes the message disappear, once the page reloads.

    How can I remove this message from my WP? I use the WP to publish news. So we’re updating everytime. This message is really bugging us, and all the readers too.

    Sorry for my bad english, BTW.

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  • Check to make sure you don’t have a file called .maintenance in the same level as your wp-config.php file. If you do, delete it 🙂

    I have the same problem with:

    “We are sorry We are having updates now.
    Please get back shortly.”

    There is no file .maintenance as far as i can see. Could you please be more specific where to find it.

    Is there any other solution? Its really annoying.



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    It should be in your root WordPress file. Make sure that your FTP (or file management application) is configured to show all files as some application may hide files that are prefixed with . by default.

    I can see the .htaccess which also starts with “.” but may not locate .maintenance file. However the “We are sorry We are having updates..” is still visible. Please advice.

    I haven’t found any .maintenance file.

    However, I was loooking into some files (like wp-config.php and wp-settings.php) and found this on wp-settings.php’s line 49:

    // Check if we’re in maintenance mode.

    Maybe it’s something related? Maybe putting two slashes before “wp_maintenance();” can be a solution?

    // Check if we’re in maintenance mode.

    No that only checks; does not put you into maint mode

    Have you found the solution? It happened to me also this evening. I did not updated the engine, did not do anything but the same message appeared. But there is no .maintenance file to delete nor can I find any of the text or code in the files, I even deep searched for the HEX value of new grey background color it set but no hits.
    PLS Heeeeeelp. have you found the solution?

    I also got this error tonight! Its hijacked my homepage and there is no .maintenance file! I can’t find where its coming from, even disabled all modules! Vizzitor what theme are you using?

    I get the feeling its a plugin thats gone bad, i doubt the wordpress team use bad english like that. Going to try reinstall all my plugins.



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    That’s not a WordPress maintenance message! Have you tried:

    – deactivating all plugins to see if this resolves the problem. If this works, re-activate the plugins one by one until you find the problematic plugin(s).

    – switching to the Twenty Ten theme to rule out any theme-specific problems.

    resetting the plugins folder by FTP or PhpMyAdmin. Sometimes, an apparently inactive plugin can still cause problems.

    I am using a custom modified theme, not sure what was the original. But I am using it for months with no problem.

    The plugins I have installed.
    Which ones do we have in common?

    Add image_src Meta Tag (this was added lately)
    Google XML Sitemaps
    SEO Ultimate
    Tumblr Widget
    W3 Total Cache

    I am trying to turn off all the plugins first.

    This is how it looks like:
    it also changed my background

    Fortunately I can access the admin at least.

    I swapped to the original theme and the errors gone, so must be theme specific? I find it hard to believe we all have the same theme… I’m not sure of my original name, you got a link to yours vizzitor?

    Oh just saw your post, that theme is completely different to mine! Only plugin i use that you also use is Akismet. And Ive reinstalled and disabled it with no luck!

    And brendymullan, if you change back from the safe theme to your own theme the message reappears again, or is it gone forever?

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