How to Fix WordPress “Briefly Unavailable for Scheduled Maintenance” Error

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The “Briefly Unavailable for Scheduled Maintenance” Error in WordPress is common, especially on sites that are currently running slow or are overloaded in their resources.

This happens when you try to update a plug-in, theme, or WordPress itself and the process ends prematurely.

In the video below, I show you how to fix the error. It’s important that after you fix the error you also check to make sure plug-ins and WordPress itself are installed correctly. You may need to re-install updates or full plug-ins/themes/files. This is unlikely, and in most cases, this fix will be enough to get your site back to working order.

Difficulty: 2/5 (You’ll need to access your site’s File Manager or use an FTP client to access your files. If you aren’t comfortable with doing that, this is for sure something I can help you with as a member.)