Are you getting “Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute” error on WordPress blog and Admin page? Don’t know how to fix it? Don’t worry In this post I will discuss in detail on root cause of the problem and give solution to it.
When I was updating All in One SEO plugin in Geekyard I accidently clicked Settings in left side menu. That’s it I started getting an error “Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. check back in a minute.” I tried refreshing and checking back the site after sometime the error was same. So, here is the solution for it.
Why this Error Occurs?
So, what is the root cause of “Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. check back in a minute” error? When you auto update either WordPress or plugins, WordPress creates a temporary file in the WordPress root so users can’t access the site for a few minutes while the update is performed. Pretty good idea, but if the update fails or for some reason the file is never removed, then both the site and the WordPress backend are not accessible to anyone.
How to Fix it?
- Logon to your FTP account.
- In the root directory of your WordPress installation find “.maintenance” and delete that file.
- Now your blog and your admin area are back to normal.