In my WordPress installed directory, I have placed a directory named "Projects". My WordPress site is in maintenance mode with Maintenance Mode Plugin Installed on it. I password protected my "Projects" directory from cPanel, but instead of asking username & password it shows maintenance mode page. Any idea ?

  • Does that plugin edit your .htaccess file? – s_ha_dum Feb 7 '13 at 20:06
  • Plugin is not editing .htaccess file created by cPanel in "Projects" directory. – Waqas Ikram Feb 8 '13 at 19:13

There's likely a .maintenance file in the directory, if you FTP in you should be able to remove it.


  • Hi, Christopher, your Answer is showing up in the Low Quality review process. A bit more of context is always welcome, as well as links to the documentation. – brasofilo Feb 7 '13 at 21:17
  • No, there is not any .maintenance file. – Waqas Ikram Feb 8 '13 at 19:25

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