How to disable WordPress maintenance mode after a failed update

You start an update and the update process fails at some point, leaving your WordPress website stuck in maintenance mode.

"Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute."

A blank page with some simple words that most of us don’t exactly appreciate when trying to access our wp-admin…

Fortunately, there is a simple solution for this…

Disable maintenance mode manually using FTP

  • Log in to your webspace using SFTP.
  • Open the folder of your WordPress website.
  • Delete the file .maintenance.

That’s it – you have disabled maintenance mode for your website! You can now restart the failed update, if needed.

If you need additional support for your WordPress, just open a ticket with our support, they will help you to resolve your issues.
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