Usually, WordPress automatically exits maintenance mode after the update is completed, allowing users to access the website normally. However, in rare cases, WordPress may fail to exit this mode automatically.
WordPress provides a warning to users during updates, advising them to stay on the current page and not navigate away. However, users may accidentally navigate away from the page. In such cases, WordPress may remain in maintenance mode and fail to recover automatically.
- Access your WordPress site’s root directory using FTP or similar methods (the directory containing subdirectories like
- Delete the
.maintenancefile (this file displays the forced maintenance mode page).
Through the above explanation, you should now understand the solution to the WordPress error “Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance.” If you still have questions or need further guidance, please feel free to leave a reply in the comment section. You can also explore more WordPress tips and tricks or subscribe to the RSS feed of WordPress-related articles I’ve compiled.