wordpress maintenance mode

Hi,

we just updated a wordpress site from 3.5 to 3.6 and it says it's in "maintenance" mode. How long should that last?

Thanks
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GaryCommented:
In your site root you will see a file called .maintenance - just delete it.
But it may be a signal of a failed update.
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sio2yAuthor Commented:
Thanks,

should I let a few hours go by before deleting it or does the update take place immediately?
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GaryCommented:
Should only take a few seconds or so
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sio2yAuthor Commented:
Thanks,

no .maintenance in the root.

I did just read that deleting the upgrade folder in the wp-content might also do the trick but currently there's no files there.....any other suggestions?
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GaryCommented:
Check for the file again, it must be there somewhere.
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sio2yAuthor Commented:
nope and deleting the upgrade folder was useless.
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GaryCommented:
You are checking in the base folder? How are you checking? You need to use ftp because the file may not show in a normal file explorer
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sio2yAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the help. what I finally determined was that after doing the wordpress update I updated the theme as well which screwed up the child theme.

The main theme works but the child theme is disconnected now.
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