WP stuck in Maintenance – the fix

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Today I got one of my MultiSites stuck in Maintenance mode while updating plugins. I couldn’t access any of the sites.  All I got was that maintenance mode message.  I looked up a solution, this was simple and it worked.

This is copied from an old WordPress Support Forum Post, the green text worked.

  1. My installation of WordPress 3.9.1 i stuck in Maintenance mode, and I can’t get it out. Can anyone help me?

  2. Tara
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Try deleting the file called “.maintenance” in the root of the site’s web folder. That should disable the maintenance mode.

  3. GladeDigitalMedia
    Posted 2 years ago #

    It does not have one.

  4. Tara
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    – It is a hidden file like .htaccess files. You can delete it using FTP program or loging in server and select to view hidden files.

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