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

HELP WordPress Crashed!

If you are upgrading your WordPress and see the message “Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute.” for a long period of time and you have now begun to PANIC…. DON’T.

Do not touch a thing! Let go of the mouse and step away from the keyboard! WordPress will eventually time-out the upgrade and return back to a fully working state.

So before you read the hundreds of pages of advise telling you to delete files and rename folders and all manner of other things which WILL destroy your Blog or WordPress Website sit back.. Relax and go have a Coffee Safe in knowledge your WordPress will return in under an hour to a fully working site as it was before you started.

Cup of Coffee

Ahhh, that’s better! Now what should we do to make sure we do not have a heart attack next time this happens! First on your list is to install a good backup and restore system which is simple and easy for you to use. We recommend the FREE Duplicator Plugin for WordPress  It is a fantastic piece of software which does not only allow you to perform perfect backup’s of your software it also enables you to move your entire site to a new host or even new domain with the greatest of ease.

You can also use this to template your WordPress installs so if you are always using the same settings and setting up your WordPress securely with all your usual plugin’s you can use this system to package your install to roll out whenever you need it in the future.

Put simply this makes your Backups easy and your upgrades worry free.

For more tips on Installing and Securing WordPress and creating multiple WordPress Installations click here to see our other WordPress Guides.



Posted on by Danny Archer in Wordpress Tutorials