Are you Stuck in wordpress Maintenance Mode? I was in that situation and thought to write about my pain and findings so that it may be help to reduce pain in the ass when u are crazy to do some upgrade for plugins and themes and you are stuck in maintenance mode for “something wrong” in upgrade/upadte process .
This tip is for wordpress3.0+, don’t know what to do for lower version. The thing is when wordpress takes the site maintenace mode it creates a file in the site root dir named .maintenance and when done remove that… 🙂
So, now you know what to do if u are stuck in maintenance mode. I wish I am going to sleep well tonight.
note: check the dicussion in wordpress forum about this issue.
btw, let me show you a sample screenshot about how the error msg look for upgrade failure