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(Fixed) How to Fix Briefly Unavailable for Scheduled Maintenance Error in WordPress?

Now often you may face this issue Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance check back in a minute in WordPress, we have been getting a lot of queries about how to resolve this kind of issue in real-time to avoid further problems.

What is Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance in WordPress?

This issue is caused when if WordPress is performing its updates, it might be update related to Plugins, Themes, or the core WordPress update, and the process gets stuck in middle. Then, while performing the updates from the background WordPress displayed this kind of error on your WordPress website.

There is no time your update process gets stuck in WordPress. This is most likely due to server problems or limitation of maximum execution time, allocation of PHP RAM, etc. In most cases, the maintenance page automatically gets removed once the update has been finished from the WordPress side.

Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance


Will I lose my wordpress data?

No, you won’t be having any kind of data loss in this kind of issue. These issues caused by performing the updates of files, but in most cases, there will be no alteration in the wordpress database. So, do not worry you won’t be having any kind of data loss in this situation.


How to Fix WordPress Maintenance Mode Error?

We will be having two methods to fix this kind of issue. You can fix the issue via cPanel or FTP client. We are writing this article with consideration of beinggers knowledge, also beinggers may have problems with accessing FTP clients. so we will be providing you both methods. In both methods, the solution is the same that you can find below.

Fix WordPress Maintenance Mode Error with Cpanel?

  • To remove the maintenance mode warning from your website with cpanel, first log in to your cpanel with provided username and password.
  • Navigate to cPanel > File Manager > public_html (or your wordpress root directly where you installed your wordpress.)

The site is experiencing technical difficulties in WordPress

  • By default you might not be able to view/see .htaccess, .user.ini, etc kind of dotfiles. To enable that first click on Setting, then check Show Hidden Files (dotfiles), and click on save. The files will reload then you can able to see all dotfiles within the wordpress root directory.

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Show Hidden Files

  • Now locate the .maintenance file and remove it.

Now as the maintenance file has been removed from the root directory, you can browse and check the website, it should fully function as it was before this issue.


Fix WordPress Maintenance Mode Error with FTP?

You might be having cpanel or plain VPS installed with WordPress and FTP service. Now, login to FTP with your favorite client. If you are having cpanel and don’t know how to connect to FTP in cpanel? Then read this article – How to connect to ftp server with ip address? cPanel.

  • As you have logged into the FTP, now navigate to the WordPress root directory where you have installed wordpress.

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  • Here you can find the .maintenance file located just below of .htaccess file. Now we need to remove it. Right-click on the .maintenance  file and click on Delete.

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Now as the maintenance file has been removed from the root directory, you can browse and check the website, it should fully function as it was before this issue.


Conclusion

In this article, we have learned How to Fix Briefly Unavailable for Scheduled Maintenance Error in WordPress? I wish you this article helped you as expected. If you have any queries, feel free to contact our support.

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