For whatever reason, sometimes while updating the WordPress core or plugins, the maintenance message will appear and never go away. Fear not, for as long as you have FTP access to your blog this issue is easily remedied. Simply connect to your server and navigate to the WordPress base folder. It will be the one that contains wp-admin , wp-content , wp-includes . Ensure you can view hidden files and delete .maintenance , it’s simple as that.
I'm Aaron Arney, this is Ocular-Rhythm
I am a web designer and developer from Louisville, KY. I enjoy making things for the web, even if they aren’t useful. I like playing guitar, running, and reading API documentation.