One day you try to access your wordpress blog to post new articles, but all you see is a blank page with the message: “Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute”. Opps, what happened to my blog? That is a problem caused by crashing or errors of wordpress automatic updating system. This problem may occur whenever you update your wordpress core, plugins or themes… Even if the updating process is successfully completed, the message might still appear. Don’t be worry, it is easy to fix this problem.
Simple steps to fix wordpress updating problem:
“Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute”
1. Browse to wordpress blog root directory on your hosting account using your hosting file manager feature or use a FTP client, such as FileZilla.
2. You will see a file named .maintenance. Simply DELETE this file. If you don’t see .maintenance file, it might because it is a hidden file in Unix/Linux system, so you may need to set your FTP to show hidden files.
And you’ve done. Your blog should come back now.