How to Fix WordPress Stuck in Maintenance Mode

WordPress Maintenance Mode

Recently I was updating a few plugins of my blog. Before all plugins could be updated, the server went down leaving the blog into maintenance mode. After the server went up, the blog was still in maintenance mode. So, I wasn’t able to access it.

Fix WordPress Stuck in Maintenance Mode

There could be several other reasons why a blog could stuck into Maintenance mode. Some reasons are:

  • You accidentally closed the browser tab while the update is in progress.
  • The server went down while the update is in progress
  • You are trying to update a huge number of plugins at once

When WordPress starts an update, it enables the built-in maintenance mode. Once the update is done, it disables the maintenance mode. In my case, WordPress was stuck in Maintenance Mode because the automatic system went down before it could disable the Maintenance Mode. If you are also facing the same issue and not sure what to do, keep reading.

Fix WordPress Stuck In Maintenance Mode

When WordPress goes into Maintenance Mode, the automatic system creates a file .maintenance in the root folder.

Fix WordPress Stuck In Maintenance Mode

To find the issue, you need to delete that file.

To access the root folder, you can either use FIlezilla to connect via FTP or use cPanel’s file manager. Some of the web hosting doesn’t provide access to Cpanel. In that case, you should use FTP.

That’s it. Now you know how to fi if your blog has stuck in Maintance mode. If you still not able. to fix it, you can contact me.



Deepanker Verma is the founder of Techlomedia. He is a tech blogger, developer and gadget freak.

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