Tag Archives: Updates

How To Clear “Briefly Unavailable For Scheduled Maintenance” Message In WordPress?

Core automatic upgrade feature was introduced in WordPress Version 2.7. While doing automatic upgrade WordPress places a file named .maintenance in your website’s root directory.

The file is shown during automatic and manual updates made from WordPress admin section. But sometimes when WordPress fail in completing the update process (especially when your PHP memory is hitting its resources or during some communication error etc), it keeps showing, “Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute.” message on every page of your website.

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How To Extend WordPress Automatic Background Updates For Major Releases ?

From WordPress 3.7 updates are more reliable and secure with many different checks and safeguards. It comes with fine-grained update controls for developers and systems admins. Now WordPress runs updates automatically in background while and at the same time you can perform other tasks but as said by the developers you will be needing to update from 3.7 to 3.8. This tutorial is on new WordPress plugin called Background Updates for Major Releases. The plugin extends WordPress automatic updates to major releases and you can keep them running automatically in background like other light updates.

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