Maintenance mode overkill. Please refine usage of it
|Reported by:||bike||Owned by:|
|Severity:||normal||Keywords:||Maintenance mode, needs-patch|
Though many tickets have been posted about the Maintenance Mode not resolving, I think that the problem is on a different level.
It is unacceptable that even a failed upgrade of an inactive theme can break a complete Site or even Network. Case in point: I just followed the upgrade alert for an inactive theme, hosted on the WordPRess theme repository.
(Apparently it had an error (Incompatible Archive. PCLZIP_ERR_BAD_FORMAT (-10) : Unable to find End of Central Dir Record signature.) But the point is, this should not have put the entire network in maintenance mode for 10 minutes.
Maybe a check can be done for plugins, themes etc: if they are active, then maintenance mode can be used (though I am definitely not a fan of it anyway).