WordPress error – Briefly unavailable for Scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute

Today morning, i face one error in wordpress after updating one plugin. which is “Briefly unavailable for Scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute“. The same error occurred few weeks back but i didn’t pay attention there and resolved automatically next morning. But this time it was necessary to resolve, as i had important work to do.

There is very simple tweek, to resolve this error,

Go to Cpanel or any ftp client and open file “wp-settings.php“.

you will find below line :

// Check if we're in maintenance mode.

Simply comment that line :

// Check if we're in maintenance mode.
// wp_maintenance();

After commenting above line, your wordpress site will run just fine.
To read more about this error, refer this URL.

JavaScript Error “˜expected identifier, string or number’ in Internet Explorer (IE)

Yesterday my friend come across a javascript error “expected identifier, string or number” in internet explorer (IE). The same code was running great in Mozilla and chrome. here the snap of code causing an error:

Vertically middle align the DIV tag using CSS

In this article, i will emphasize on the way of vertically align the text in DIV tag of HTML.

First note i want to share is that, DIV tag is not for the purpose to contain the texts. It is utilized mainly for the placing controls and components.

Below is two methods which will work on all browsers to vertically align the text in DIV  tag.

Steps for Method 1:

  1. Specify the parent container as position:relative or position:absolute.
  2. Specify a fixed height on the child container.
  3. Set position:absolute and top:50% on the child container to move the top down to the middle of the parent.
  4. Set margin-top:-yy where yy is half the height of the child container to offset the item up.
Categorized as HTML Tagged ,

Create Gradient Header using CSS

Many designers resist using header tags (H1, H2, etc.) on their Web pages because the spacing around the tags can break a tight page layout.

Create attractive headers in HTML using CSS
Create attractive headers in HTML using CSS

Heading tags (H1 through to H6) are given more weight by search engines than regular body copy. So they should be used wisely to reinforce the page’s overall keyword theme……By SEO

I have used header tags and applied some css effects, it easy to write with 10-12 line of css and html Output will look like image shown.

First we need to add a div tag to our html page to put header on it.

Css for div:

#container {
	background: #6699FF;
	margin: auto;
	width: 500px;
	height: 700px;
	padding-top: 30px;
	font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif;

We will use this as

Css for Header Tag..

h1 {
	 background: red;             /*Background color to header*/
	 background: -moz-linear-gradient(top, red, FFFFFF);
              /*from to colors, I have used simple name it can be replaced by color codes*/
	 background: -webkit-gradient(linear, left top, left bottom, from(red), to(white));
	 padding: 10px 20px;
	 margin-left: -20px;
	 margin-top: 0;
	 position: relative;
	 width: 70%;
       /*from droping box shadow at the bottom of header*/
	-moz-box-shadow: 1px 1px 3px #292929;
	-webkit-box-shadow: 1px 1px 3px #292929;
                 box-shadow: 1px 1px 3px #292929;
	color: #454545;
	text-shadow: 0 1px 0 white;

Arrow class for dropping shadow.

.arrow {
	 width: 0; height: 0;
	 line-height: 0;
	 border-left: 20px solid transparent;
	 border-top: 10px solid #c8c8c8;
	 top: 104%;
	 left: 0;
	 position: absolute;

Now just create a html Page and put a header and you have done assuming that you have written css in separate file named jstyle.css.

<html >
    <link rel="Stylesheet" type="text/css" href="jstyle.css" />
	<title>CSS Header</title>
	 <div id="container">
		<h1> H1 - Heading <span class="arrow"></span> </h1>

Live Demo of CSS Header

Note: This will not work on browsers which does not support CSS3.

About Author:
Jayant Bramhnakar
Sr. Web Developer
Sahyadri Technologies Pvt. Ltd(Satara)

Categorized as HTML Tagged

Why Style.left does not work in Firefox, chrome and safari ?

During working on one of my project, i found that style.left does not work with Mozilla, chrome and safari but nicely works on internet explorer.

The code was :

var docStyle = document.getElementById("divAddPartnerAndProjectEntities").style;
docStyle.top = e.clientY;
docStyle.left = e.clientX-5;
docStyle .style.display = "";
And the simple solution is, append “px” at the end to work with other browsers.
and final code is:
var docStyle = document.getElementById("divAddPartnerAndProjectEntities").style;
docStyle.top = e.clientY+"px";
docStyle.left = e.clientX-5+"px";
docStyle .style.display = "";

Very Simple right ? 🙂

WordPress Error: “missing A Temporary Folder.” After Uploading A File

Recently i got the error

“missing A Temporary Folder.” After Uploading A File

After digging lots of sites, i was unable to fix the problem.

Maximum sites offer solution like change php.ini etc. but changing configuration file and using shell command can be avoided by a simple trick.

Go to Plugins Tab in wordpress after Login.

Then click on Install, you will get below Screen.

click on Add New and search FCKEditor, Install It -> Activate.

And thus your problem solved.

you want to use that editor then use or Simply Deactivate but don’t uninstall.

ClearType in IE

Recently, during development i encountered in interesting issue related to internet explorer.

There is one property in IE known as cleartype, which results in different display of font.

you can see in below snap :

clear type font style in IE
clear type font style in IE

The Browse button at left side has shadow effect in font or we can say Cleart type is enable for that control.

the control at right side is normal Button control of HTML. you can see difference very clearly.

Remove ClearType property from IE:

To remove clearType property, we just need below trick in CSS.

<style type="text/css">
body {

By using property filter:none we can remove the cleart type behavior of IE.

Text without clear type
Text without clear type

Style File upload control in ASP / HTML

As most of us know that we cannot style the file upload control to much level, still we can give it a stunning effect with the help of CSS.

There is nothing in code to explain.

I took three upload control and one button to give effect.

Lets say upload control is in ASP.net or in HTML.

<asp:FileUpload ID="FileUpload1" CssClass="Cntrl1" runat="server" />
html file upload
<input id="readFile" type="file" runat="server" class="Cntrl1" />

Then create a simple CSS class of name “Cntrl1”.

  <style id="cssStyle" type="text/css" media="all">
       color: Yellow;
       border: 1px solid #AB00CC;
       font: Verdana 10px;
       padding: 1px 4px;
       font-family: Palatino Linotype, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;

Out put in different browsers will look like :

Output in Chrom
Output in Chrom
Output in Mozilla
Output in Mozilla
Output in Internet explorer
Output in Internet explorer

View Demo of FileUpload

Highlight Current field using JQuery

Write below HTML code :

This will create two text boxes.

		<label for="Name">Name:</label>
		<input name="Name" type="text"></input>
		<label for="Email">Email:</label>
		<input name="Email" type="text"></input>

Using jQuery, we can watch for an event where an input form comes into focus:

Add link to JQuery file in script tag as shown in below line:

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://jqueryjs.googlecode.com/files/jquery-1.3.2.min.js" />

Now, add below CSS in document.

div.curFocus {
background: #fdecb2;

Then at last write JQuery / javascript code on focus event and blur event (opposite of focus event in javascript ) .


$("input").focus(function() {



$("input").blur(function() {




We are using the advantage of jquery of adding and removing the CSS class. we cannot left blank to CSS class, as it may remove the existing other class from the tag.


This line causes the execution of jquery after complete loading of page.


Selecting field using jquery
Selecting field using jquery

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