As you all know, I’m a big fan of plugins and themes which change the way in which WordPress is normally used. Last week I showed you how you can turn WordPress into a fully functional job board. Today I will be showing you how you can create an arcade website using WordPress with some great arcade plugins.
WP Arcade is an arcade plugin which lets you add games from online game developer MochiMedia. Games can be added manually or automatically via the admin area.
You can add as many flash games as you like from MochiMedia. There is also an option to make extra revenue from users playing coin games. All you need to do is sign up to their affiliate program.
With 7 arcade designs to choose from and thousands of arcade games available from MochiMedia, WP Arcade is a great choice.
Link: WP Arcade
WP Arcade Engine
WP Arcade Engine is an arcade plugin which costs $29 and up. It also comes with a money back guarantee.
There is only one design included with the plugin though you should be able to customise it easily.
There are 3 purchase options available to you. You can purchase a single site license for $29. For another $29 you can get a game pack with over 6,000 games.
$99 will let you use the plugin on an unlimited number of sites and has the 6,000 game pack included as well. If you plan on building 2 or more arcade sites then this is definitely the best value for money.
Link: WP Arcade Engine
My Arcade Blog
My Arcade Blog is another arcade plugin which lets you add games manually or automatically from MochiMedia.
I recommend downloading the free version of the script first to try the plugin out. If you like it then it would be wise to upgrade to the pro version as it has loads more features and only costs $19.95.
The free version does not come with a design either whilst the pro version comes with the fungames theme.
The video below shows you how to setup an arcade in under 5 minutes using My Arcade Blog.
At only $19.95, My Arcade Blog Pro is great value, particularly when you consider it’s cheaper than it’s competitors. If you are on a budget though you should try out the basic version first.
There are thousands of arcade websites on the web however if you build a lot of incoming links and add content to your arcade site I am sure you could make good money with it. WordPress is certainly a good CMS to build an arcade site with. Don’t forget that you can still use any of the thousands of WordPress plugins to enhance your arcade too.