I am using Drupal 7. I just started creating a new drupal site. Instead of downloading all of the necessary contributed modules, I copied them from a different test site I had made recently. There were a few modules which needed to be updated, so I put the site in maintenance mode, deleted those module folders, pasted in the new ones, ran the update script and now I have no errors. However, now it still says "Operating in Maintenance mode - Go Online", and clicking "Go Online" brings me back to the maintenance configuration page, but I remain in Maintenance Mode! I cleared all caches and nothing helped! I could just restart everything from scratch, but I would like to understand this issue.
I'm not sure if this make a difference, but originally when I installed the drupal database, I used a previously created database which had only one table (non-drupal) which I deleted before installing the drupal database tables. Should this have effected anything?