Facing “Briefly Unavailable for Scheduled Maintenance Error in WordPress”? or seeing The website is undergoing scheduled maintenance on WordPress Permanently. do you know the reason? let’s try to find out.
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What is the Reason of the Briefly Unavailable for Scheduled Maintenance error?
This error occurs when you are updating WordPress. usually WordPress core, some times themes and plugins as well. the reason behind the error is your website failed to get updated and the update process stops in between.
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- Poor internet connection.
- Low memory limit.
Today in this article we will show how to fix Briefly Unavailable for Scheduled Maintenance error in WordPress.
Before Fix: Understand What’s happening behind the scene?
Actually its not an error. its just a notification page that only shows when the update is in process. and right after the update is completed the page is removed automatically. and the page/filename is .maintenance.
its a hidden file that is temporarily created at the root folder of your website during the update process.
Enough Background: Let’s Fix this WordPress Maintenance Mode Error?
To get rid of this error you just need to delete this “.maintenance” file from root folder of your website. we made a video for you. you can watch it on our YouTube channel as well.
Note: if you can’t see this file make sure to check show hidden file option from settings.
and right after you delete the file you should be able to see your website up and running again.