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.