I clicked on to update a plugin and after it has been updated, I click on to navigate to my posts in Wordpress and I receive this message.

"Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute."

It's been a while now and I still can't access Wordpress or even my Website.

Does anyone know what is happening?

Thanks for your advice.

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AlexEvans Premium
Noticed the same thing, when up dating some plugins. Just logged out , refreshed then logged back in , all good.
edtay78 Premium
cobra3800 Premium
some times you have to switch browsers.
judebanks Premium
Log out of WA. Refresh your browser page. Then log back in to see if that works.

If it doesn't, try logging in to your site via your WP admin page.

You will need to have your username and password

Go to: http://yoursitedomainname.com/wp-admin

If that doesn't work either, put in a hosting support ticket:


Let us know how it goes. ~Jude
edtay78 Premium
Thanks, Jude!

Update: My WP is up and running again.

The reason given was:
"An automated WordPress update has failed to complete - please attempt the update again now."

Seems that WP will go into maintenance mode to check for issues when there is a failed update.

So if you have a the same issue, do not panic.
Check back after 15mins. Definitely not "in a minute"! :)

Yes, I recommend to log out of WP first and log in again before attempting the update again.
judebanks Premium
Great - glad to hear you have worked it out. ~Jude