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[How-To Guide] Solve Briefly Unavailable For Scheduled Maintenance Message After Doing Automatic Upgrade

Today, when I’m working on other blog – GadgetGuide4U, there is an update of Plugin. As soon as I hit the update button, I got this message (as shown below).

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This problem is caused due to the placement of file name .maintenance in the root directory or in blog base folder. If this file remains there, then all your visitors will see this message “Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute”. To remove this message you have to delete this file and in case, if automatic upgrade has failed it is executed again. In this post, I’m sharing a tutorial which guides you how to delete .maintenance file.

Step1: Log-in into cPanel first and click on “File Manager” as shown below:

Briefly Unavailable For Scheduled Maintenance Message

Step2: As soon as you click on “File Manager”, a new window open as shown below:

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Step3: Now search for the .maintenance file in blog base folder (folder that contains wp-admin folder).

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Step4: Now, after finding .maintenance file, you have to delete this file so that the message stop being displayed to visitors.

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Step5: As soon as you delete .maintenance file, the message is disappeared.

Congratulations, you have successfully removed the message “Briefly Unavailable For Scheduled Maintenance Message After Doing Automatic Upgrade”.

If you have any query let me know via comments and do not forget to follow WebGuide4U on Twitter for more solutions on WordPress problems.

Note

All these screen-shots are of Hostgator cPanel and if you are using any other webhost, things may be different and if by accident you delete any other file, then do not blame me. So, before deleting any file from root directory, take a back-up of database first.

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