I got a little scare last night when I was updating one of my plugins in WordPress. I got a little click-happy, and I think I didn’t let the page finish loading when I told it to install the update.
Anyway, I went to the front page, and I got a message like this: “Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute.” Thankfully, I found the solution here:
WordPress Forums: [resolved] Blog now stuck in maintenance mode
The solution is to delete a .maintenance file in the root directory of my WordPress installation. I use nautilus for my FTP connection to the website. Because the file begins with “.”, it is hidden by default. You can hit Ctrl + H to show the hidden files, and then I could delete the file.