We installed a plugin to show our site offline for a few days during an update. But after finishing the update we cant remove the "Site offline" message. Finally we uninstalled the plugin, but the frontpage still shows "Site offline". Any suggestions om how to get the site "online" again? ( no, plugin developer does not answer our emails..)

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    delete the plugin folder via ftp or file manager. Also post your site url. – Sisir Apr 23 '12 at 13:49
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    Show link to repo. – kaiser Apr 23 '12 at 14:03
  • Or at least the url to the live site – Tom J Nowell Apr 23 '12 at 14:10
  • No one can really help unless you post a URL. – markratledge Apr 23 '12 at 15:10
  • We definitely need to know Exactly what "Maintenance Mode" Plugin you used, either with a link to the Plugin's listing in the WPORG Plugin Repository, or a link to where you downloaded the Plugin. – Chip Bennett Apr 23 '12 at 15:47

Check for a .maintenance file (if so, delete it) in your wp root and also check your .htaccess file

  • The plugin folder is deleted, but it does not help, and .htaccess seems to be fine – Peter Apr 23 '12 at 13:56
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    Again, check for a .maintenance file in the root of your wordpress install!! – Tom J Nowell Apr 23 '12 at 14:01
  • and make sure hidden files are showing your FTP client – Tom J Nowell Apr 23 '12 at 14:01
  • no .maintenance file, and I cant find any hidden files. ( I turned on "Force showing hidden files" in Filezilla – Peter Apr 23 '12 at 14:06

I could be that the plugin added some wired thing as DB-option that gets autoloaded. Please check your DB-Options table for unknown keys/values. Then do cross file searches inside the plugins folder for the key.

  • I am afraid I dont know what keys/values that are unknown in my installation – Peter Apr 23 '12 at 14:32

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