503 service unavailable error: WordPress – wp-admin

Problem: I was trying to update my guitar blog so I could start writing on it again and when I put in my user and password within wp-admin, I got the following error: “Service Unavailable The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to maintenance downtime or capacity problems. Please try again later.” […]
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An automated WordPress update has failed to complete error

Problem:  Had an out of date WordPress install so I upgraded it to the new version.  After the upgrade process completed, the WordPress dashboard said I was on the latest version.  However, I was still getting the error, “An automated WordPress update has failed to complete.”  I had no way of knowing what was causing […]
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WordPress 3.x: Stuck in maintenance mode

Problem:  Used the upgrade utility within the WordPress dashboard to upgrade to the latest version.  Once I upgraded I couldn’t access my site.  It would come up to a page that said the following: Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute Solution:  I had to delete the .maintenance file in the root […]
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Error 500 after file upload in WordPress using IIS 7.x

Problem:  After uploading a file within WordPress and trying to link the file, I would get an Internal 500 error when clicking on the link.  If I got on the server, renamed the file and then renamed it back, the link would work.  This was a Windows 2008 server using IIS7 and was starting to […]
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Receive a 500 error when accessing WordPress blog on IIS7

Problem:  When trying to access files within a specific directory within a WordPress blog, I would receive a server side 500 error.  All other aspects of the blog were working fine. Solution:  The problem had to do with the web.config file within that specific directory.  Somehow some other entries were inserted into it thus creating […]
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