Updating themes puts my site into maintenance mode, and I can’t get out!

November 9, 2010 – 10:44 am |

We just recently put a new website together using our host’s one-click install method. Instantly, the site needed something like 30 updates, most of which were to theme files.

So, I just clicked “update all”.  Then, all of a sudden, my whole site was in maintenance mode and I couldn’t do anything.  I did a little research and found this article about taking wordpress out of maintenance mode, this helped quite a bit as the site instantly came back to life.

I realized that something had gone wrong during the updates of the themes, so I went to my FTP program and made sure that the wp-content/themes/ directory had 755 permissions for the directory and all of its contents.  Once this was completed, I told WordPress to attempt to update all the themes again, and it worked great!

I hope this helps you as well.

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