Triqui MochiAds Arcade theme for WordPress official page

Welcome to Triqui MochiAds Arcade theme for WordPress official page

This is the one and only official page for this theme, so check it frequently!

Triqui MochiAds Arcade

See the theme in action

Current version is 1.0 released on June 05, 2009

Before you start your journey into game publishing world, let me warn you: this is a theme for advanced users… I won’t explain how to install or edit a theme, and same thing for the plugins and widgets.

If you are looking for a “how to” guide, this theme is not for you. However, if you want to make a complete guide, let me know and I’ll feature you on the blog.

Now, everything you need to know:


Triqui MochiAds Arcade theme for WordPress turns your WordPress blog into an arcade site powered by MochiAds.


In the download section you will find all necessary plugins to make the theme work properly, but if you want to download them manually or check plugins sites, here they are:

MOCHI (required): the plugin to feed games from MochiAds feed and create blog entries for each game. Visit the official page.

WP-PageNavi (highly recommended): Adds a more advanced paging navigation to your WordPress blog.

WP-PostRatings and WP-PostRatings Widget (highly recommended): respectively adds an AJAX rating system for your WordPress blog’s post/page and adds a PostRatings Widget to display most rated and/or highest rated posts and/or pages on your sidebar.

WP-PostViews and WP-PostViews Widget (highly recommended): respectively enables you to display how many times a post/page had been viewed and adds a PostViews Widget to display most viewed posts and/or pages on your sidebar.

Askimet (recommended): Akismet checks your comments against the Akismet web service to see if they look like spam or not. Very useful if you run a successful blog. Check the license conditions.

WordPress Reset (recommended): Resets the WordPress database back to it’s defaults. Deletes all customizations and content. Something like “in case of fire, break the glass”.

Anyway, I recommend to get the plugins from the download section as I modified some styles to make them have the same look & feel of the theme


* Good-looking homepage layout like Gallery theme

* CSS only rollover effect on game selection (will release a JQuery version too during next days)

* Extremely commented css and php files

* Interesting place where to place ads

* List of all games in the footer. This may seem pointless at the moment, but with the release of the final version of the plugin you will be able to select the games you want to publish. Let me say you most MochiAds are garbage, and an arcade portal full of garbage won’t work. You’ll have to create a niche portal, such as a physic games portal, a racing games portal or a handpicked games portal. Just think about MiniClip. They put the list of all games because they haven’t a wide number of games, but they are all playable.


Obviously I’ll keep updating the theme, adding more and more features, and I’ll explain how to add new features in case you already customized the theme. Expect those features in the next weeks:

* “New” icon next to recently added games

* Social icons to submit games to twitter, facebook and so on

* JQuery effect on rollovers

* Any interesting feature you may suggest me


Here we are… time to download the theme and the plugins used. If you change the style, send me the link of your site and I will be glad to showcase it in the blog.

The theme is free to use, modify, hack and so on. However, if you are making money out of it, my PayPal address is, just in case…

Download the theme and enjoy.

I would like to hear your opinions.

Comments 218

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  2. Manoel Calixto

    I adored you to have made available Plugin Mochi and the theme for wordpress that transforms in arcade of games. Thank you of A lot.
    I am only with a problem, in the plugin he/she has the function directly of putting the games in the servant and really the games are only going to the paste mochi to love that the theme still catches the url of the you love of the mochiads, instead of diffusing locally.
    He/she wanted to know this will be solved in the next version of the plugin of the mochi.
    Excuse my English, why is am Brazilian and I am using a translator to make the comment.

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  5. FrozenHaddock

    Loving the look and feel of this theme.

    Can’t wait for the plugin, I’ll certainly be trying it out! (I’ll probably blog about my experience with it, I’m sure you’ll see that in your links-to if I do :) )

    Thanks for taking the time to develop this!

  6. weizai

    Anyone have any idea why after I installed the theme, it appear blank?
    And at my theme list there shows broken theme.
    “The following themes are installed but incomplete. Themes must have a stylesheet and a template.”

    Thanks in advance

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    Emanuele Feronato

    Tim: at the moment, it works only with Mochi games, but I am planning a version that will let you “post” any kind of game

  8. Jay

    Ok so it seems that installing the plugin via the upload feature in wordpress fails due to the directory structure of the zip. Upload the triqui directory into your themes directory and activate it. Should work.

  9. stupid

    I’ve tried to install the plugin using the wordpress uploader and each time i try to upload the zip it comes up with this message Unable to create directory /home/a7929275/public_html/arcade/wp-content/uploads/2009/06. Is its parent directory writable by the server?
    anyone know what i could be doing wrong?

  10. bluemagica

    Great theme but I am having trouble displaying google ads! If I put the ad code in wp’s text widget, it shows, but ads in header.php and index.php do not show! Any help please? maybe someone here who has done it successfully can show a pre-edited header/index.php with the adsense code!

  11. Davis

    Is there anyway if we can get a feature that allow users to upload games? Like say when they upload, we can approve or not approve and then be published in a category?

  12. flashgamenation

    Thank you so much for your hard work on this wordpress theme and mochi plugin. It has been really easy to work with and customize. Being familiar with wordpress already made the install and modifications go smoothly. I am excited to continue working with the code and modifying it further to suit my custom needs. I am glad you have released it as I was waiting to start my first portal experiments until I had a chance to try it before using other arcade scripts. I will remember the donate button if I manage to make any cash from it too! ;)

  13. SJG

    Woops I put this in the wrong forum…

    Two changes would be awesome.

    1) Randomization of the images on the home page.
    2) Integration with the Mochi Bridge/Leaderboard.

    Be more than happy to pay a bit for these additions.
    Heck be more than happy to donate…

  14. paul

    Hey just thought i’d let you know that your webpage formatting is really weird in google chrome!

    While im here, thanks for all your tutorials!

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  16. serhan

    i just finished new arcade portal with your files..
    thanks a lot man=)
    Note:You can add tags before the 350*250px ad on your triqui to correcting placement ;)

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  18. titch

    hi many thanks
    first time trying an arcade
    great plugin and template

    but one question/suggestion can you add a setting to vary the amount of tumbnails on the pages?

    also how about getting the adsense in a page of its own like studiopress themes ;)

    i would try but ive never edited a wordpress theme is it easy?

    if so ill give it a go

    anyway thanks for your help


  19. serhan


    in your admin area, click Reading under the Settings Section and change “Blog pages show at most” with what you want;)
    for adsense, you can add them with using Appearence-Editor thing

  20. loren

    First thank you for this great plugin package and the theme, and the site in general.

    I have a bit of a problem when I goto feeds I get an error with the default settings

    Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 33554432 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 128 bytes) in C:\xampp\htdocs\wordpress\wp-content\plugins\mochi\mochi.php on line 295.

    when I changed the 2000 to 20 IT worked just fine is this a xampp problem that will not be replicated on a live site?

  21. hhan

    hi im using your theme..but the plugin is not run like you said… i cannot play it before added to my automaticaly added thousands game.. how i fix it.thx

  22. Darker

    I have a problems

    Parse error: parse error in C:\wamp\www\wordpress\wp-content\themes\triqui\footer.php on line 15

    and index shows only 8 game

    and there are a lot of w3 problems

    Pls help me by the way thanks

    1. Fredrik

      The problem in the footer.php is caused by a premature ended php tag.

      To fix that, look for <?php> that is immediately followed by code (I think it’s around row 10 or 11. Remove the trailing > and the footer should now work properly.

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  24. Lhurey

    Got this error when I tried to feed games.

    Fatal error: Call to undefined function: json_decode() in /home/blognako/public_html/arcade/wp-content/plugins/mochi/mochi.php on line 295

  25. Aditya

    Hi, If i embed the games in my site……….will the viewers be able to embed them in their own sites. And will i get money for impressions from games played.

  26. Harry

    Thanks for the theme.
    It works all well until it comes to “Feed Games” – works fine.
    When it comes to “Add Games to blog” – I get – “No new games to add”
    When I click “Manage game files” – I get – “wp-content/plugins/mochi/mochi.php on line 125″

    Any clue why it may be doing this?
    much appreciate your help.

  27. Old Man

    When I select Feed Games I get the following:

    Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 33554432 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 56 bytes) in /home/himitsu/public_html/wp-content/plugins/mochi/mochi.php on line 148

    Any suggestions?

  28. Old Man

    OK managed to sort the previous issue. Got 20 games yet when I go to Add games to blog
    it says No new games to add.

    When I clich Manage game files
    I get:

    Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /home/himitsu/public_html/wp-content/plugins
    /mochi/mochi.php on line 63

  29. Matt

    Hello! For some reason, my WordPress blog with this theme/mochiad plugin only displays 10 thumbnails max on the homepage. How do I get it to display more like all the others I’ve seen?

    Thanks a lot!

  30. furious

    OK managed to sort the previous issue. Got 20 games yet when I go to Add games to blog
    it says No new games to add.

    When I clich Manage game files
    I get:

    Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /home/himitsu/public_html/wp-content/plugins
    /mochi/mochi.php on line 63
    i am having the same problem….

  31. furious

    ok the above problem was fixed, i needed to install the new plugin version

    # SJG on July 10th, 2009 7:27 pm

    Woops I put this in the wrong forum…

    Two changes would be awesome.

    1) Randomization of the images on the home page.
    2) Integration with the Mochi Bridge/Leaderboard.

    Be more than happy to pay a bit for these additions.
    Heck be more than happy to donate…

    <….i second on this


    Hi Emanuele,

    I noticed my AdSense clickthru rate was very high on my triqui based website,

    Someone pointed me to the AdSense policy of click and miss.

    “As you may know, our tips and guidelines mention that “users should only click on Google ads if they’re interested in the services being advertised.

    – In close proximity to Macromedia Flash games

    Generally, we ask that you not place your ads near features of your site that your users may interact with by clicking. If your site contains elements that increase the number of ad clicks without increasing business results for the advertiser, we may consider these clicks to be invalid. “Business results” can range from an online sale to a page view. If we detect enough of these clicks and determine that the risk to our advertisers is too great, we may disable the account.”

    Scary stuff!!! although Armor Games have 2 adverts immediately above and below their games i don’t want to fall foul of Google as there isn’t many good alternatives to them!

    So i have added a margin of 50px to my adsense advert on my games page to help prevent click and miss.

    It may be worth considering this for future versions of your theme?


  33. Cindul

    Hello Matt on number 64 up there :)
    Yours only show 10 thumbnails max is because your setting for blog pages show at most is 10 posts.
    Go to Settings > Reading, and change the value of blog pages show at most, for example 60 posts, and don’t forget to update this settings by clicking save changes button ;)

  34. Alb3rt1

    Ciao Emanuele molto bello questo template, lo scarico subito! Anzi mi faccio pure un giro sul tuo blog che sembra essere molto promettente. In caso me salvo tra i preferiti :D
    Ah… Dimenticavo, GRAZIE!

  35. jack

    i do have some questin
    where to edit my mochi id?
    when i click add game, it shows me 100 game added but i didn’t see it.
    when i click add category, i do see it in category admin page but not in public page.

    can you help

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  37. bfg

    Hi Emanuele,

    you got some really admirable programming skills and have a great blog from which I already learned quite a few things from and still have many many things to learn. Please keep up your excellent work!

    I spend the last two days in installing and customizing your MochiAds theme and plugin. The result can be seen here:
    As soon as I make some money out of it, you will definatly get a donation from me!

    In that time I stumbled upon some minor bugs, one in the theme, one in the plugin.

    The bug in the theme resulted from an update of the wp-postratings plugin, which is used in your theme.
    In its new version wp-postratings inserts its javascript code in the footer and not the header anymore. Hence you have to call wp_footer(); in the footer.php right before the closing body tag or the rating won’t work.


  38. TrevortheTacoM

    I need help like really bad as far as getting this started…if anyone can help plz msg me at with the subject titled WordPress help

    I am deadly familier with mochi and all that but WordPress and most PHP i am new to and web-hosting stuff i am also new to…PLEASE anybody I really want to do this!!!

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  40. Robby

    Greet theme, but i hope you will upgrade/update the theme in the future with a funtion that it will download the thumbnails too. Google is now using the speed of a website to use in it’s rankings, connecting/pulling it of mochiads makes it slow, i would like the thumbnails te be hosted, but can’t script.

    I hope you will fix this in the future!

  41. Paul

    great theme. although could you fix the issue with the footer going all the way up behind the post and sidebars for the pages?


  42. Sal


    Installed the plugin and it gives the following error..

    “Add Games to blog

    1. No new games to add”

    But other one says that there are 2000 new games !..



  43. Jona Caborn

    Anyone else having problems with the #contentleft section not growing when you want to show more games on your page? It seems like the more games I add, the footer keeps growing and taking away space from the box that holds my game thumbnails. I can now only show 18 at a time while still be able to get the next page buttons. If I do anymore than that the buttons disappear even though it looks like there should be plenty of room. Any help would be much appreciated.

    1. Jona Caborn

      Never Mind- I’m an Idiot. feel free to delete this post along with my previous – And thank you so much for this theme and plug-in. Donation will be coming as soon as payday hits.

  44. Lapi


    I have a problem with this script i have this error Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /home//public_html/wp-content/plugins/mochi/mochi.php on line 125
    and games not work from Mochi media, i can put on script but games not load. If somebody can help me my G-talk is Best Lap

  45. Paisakamana

    wow really nice theme I like this one.

    I actually use mochi games for an facebook application I’m running. I will try out this theme for a arcade site later on.

    Great site you got here.

  46. Albert

    To make work this theme with WordPress Stat plugin, edit the footer.php and insert to the bottom before . The bottom lines must be like this:
    } catch(err) {}

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  48. Toti

    why do i get this error what does this means?

    Fatal error: Class ‘IXR_Error’ not found in /home/toticaro/public_html/mochi-games/wp-content/plugins/mochi/mochi.php on line 399

  49. psysonik

    molte grazie, ho cercato su l’internet, fra molto tempo e non he trovato niente meglio da questo! veramente e un theme geniale!

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  51. John

    Hey, anyone know how to make the thumbs larger on the main page? like instead of 100 x 100, make them 200 by 200? I changed a few things in the CSS but now the thumb stays the same but the actual pic its area is 200x 200


  52. mambaster

    Excellent plugin. But there are a number of modules are not compatible with new versions of WordPress. We must put an older version of WordPress. The rest – makes for a functional and possible additions to the development of all paid flesh game sites. There are some concerns – with an increase in traffic may hph super cesh not do. The rest – many thanks for the development, and for the availability of such a powerful development.

    I beg your pardon for the English. Translated with an interpreter.

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    You may delete this post after reading, i dont know how to contact you so posting it here.

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    Malicious software includes 80 scripting exploit(s), 6 exploit(s), 4 trojan(s). Successful infection resulted in an average of 1 new process(es) on the target machine.

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  54. johoo

    hello, this is my site using this arcade script… i added some functions from Gallery template. check it here JOJ GAMES

    I am adding hiscore table now, i will create a little tutorial how to do that if somebody wants it. ;-)
    …but my english is baaad :)

  55. Carlo

    I’ve downloaded this theme and been using on our site. I did some modifications like showing New Games, Popular Games etc.

    It’s a great theme :)

  56. Ahmed


    This is a great theme, thank you.

    I have a question please, I am trying to change the page that displays the games within each category.. I just cannot figure out which one it is! it’s not the index.php, nor the home.php page, I even deleted page.php and nothing was affected. Can you please help??


  57. popokolok

    Hello, could anybody please tell me how to implement the highscores table – so users registered in my wordpress blog can submit scores to a local mochi leaderboard which has scores only from members of my blog… Any clue or pointing to direction is appreciated. Thank you in advance.

  58. gameezfun

    It’s a really excellent idea to use this theme+plugin on the WordPress platform for an arcade site. I am thinking of using Triqui; yet I look for more functions/features which may be created based on Triqui. I wonder whether Triqui is extensively customizable to satisfy my gamers/users.

    Can you make an upgrade or build a unique theme for me as a freelance designer? Please give me a quotation. Thank you.

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  60. Sephelia

    having problems loading this theme, im getting this error message…please help!!

    Unpacking the package…

    Installing the theme…

    Theme installed successfully.

    Warning: fopen(/home/diarcade/public_html/wp-content/themes/wp-content/style.css) [function.fopen]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/diarcade/public_html/wp-includes/functions.php on line 4165

    Warning: fread(): supplied argument is not a valid stream resource in /home/diarcade/public_html/wp-includes/functions.php on line 4168

    Warning: fclose(): supplied argument is not a valid stream resource in /home/diarcade/public_html/wp-includes/functions.php on line 4171

  61. Cata

    hi the theme works just fine!but i have a problem:i cant post the game from mochimedia
    automatically on my site!please somebody explain to me what i have to do

  62. pogo

    nice theme. Had to fix some things:

    1. In some php file bloginfo(‘name’) or bloginfo(‘description’) had % or some other characters instead of ”.
    2. When number of Categories is high, and list of categories in the header do not fit in one row, page become weird (at least in mozilla).
    Had to increase navbar height in style.css , from 40 to 60. Now is better, but still page jumps when mouse is over some categories near the end of the list.
    3. When description is too long and do not fit in one line, RSS buttons become invisible. Solution – increase height of Header from 120 to 160 in style.css.
    4. rating do not work – not found out yet.
    6. Post popularity do not work.
    Thanks anyway :-)

  63. pogo

    Another questions:
    7. Is it possible to implement 160×600 AD block in lest side ? Top of ad to be aligned to top of the content area.
    8. Is it possible to add 728×60 AD block just below NavBar ?

  64. mynet

    hi the theme works just fine!but i have a problem:i cant post the game from mochimedia
    automatically on my site!please somebody explain to me what i have to do

  65. Dan

    @Amanda: The logo reference is located in the style.css file, and the reference is here:

    /* left header sidebar (“triqui” image) */
    .headerleft {
    width: 300px;
    float: left;
    margin: 0px;
    padding: 0px;
    overflow: hidden;

    Just change the URL to wherever your logo is located and make appropriate edits to the width/height as needed if you use a smaller or larger logo than the Triqui one.

  66. Bonclem


    How can I customize the layout? I want to place a search box in the homepage?

    I also want to frame the images, is this possible? can you you help me in detail?

  67. Bassile

    I need some help.. I installed the plug in and the setup runs fine, when I click on feed games, shows the list of the games but when I click manage Games doesnt show any game.. Do i need to do something else to publish the games ?? Please Help me

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  69. yohan

    I have manually moved some of the files to where they need to be and the theme shows up, though there are missing thumbnails.
    Is there a newer version to fix it and how?

    As for the plugin, that is listed as Beta, so it is not gauranteed to work. I need help for troubleshooting errors with beta software

    Broken Themes
    The following themes are installed but incomplete. Themes must have a stylesheet and a template.
    Name Description
    Gallery The parent theme is missing. Please install the “thematic” parent theme.

    Where can I download?

  70. MrCube

    This is a great theme. Works awesome! Thanks a ton Emanuele. Once I start to get decent traffic, I will sure make a donation to you. Until then, back to modding…

  71. welovecontroversy

    Hi , I am trying to upload your themes into our server, but we are facing a problem, thumbnail, and swf file is not working means not visible, please you have any idea to share with me? how I can solve this?

    Thank you in advance!

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  73. Gury

    The solution was simple. The number of posts was limited at admin panel settings… Now it looks great!

    I would be happy to get an answer to another question, though. Apparently I am not able to write posts. The posts content can be seen at the control panel, but not on the web. Games are published, but I can not add any writing at the post where they are published. Do you have any idea how can I solve it?

  74. Dana

    how do you regulate the number of games displayed on the footer?
    I noticed that the triqui demo theme has 5 columns, each column having 24 games in the footer. Mine has 55 games in one column. How can I reduce it?


  75. Randy

    I don’t believe the program is really downloading the games to my server. I click on the button to turn on the publisher feature and it says downloading, however I checked my server and no where are the games found. Also, if you play a game, the embed code still uses for the game.

    Is there something I am missing or need to fix? I have the newest version of your script.


  76. Greg

    Hi, I’m having a small problem with the Triqui template on my website. The games aren’t showing up on any pages, they’re black spces with text and they are not clickable.The website is If some body could please provide with a way to fix this. Thanks in advance.

  77. paul

    Thank you very much for your wonderful work. I managed to implement your theme and the various plugins in one weekend without ever using wordpress before. The process was quite easy and I am happy with the results see here If I start making money a donodation will be coming your way. Thanks again, keep up the good work.

  78. D

    The theme doesn’t seem to want to show the thumbnails with the latest version of MyArcadePlugin Lite.

    The supposed “fixed” version of your theme has the same problem and I have no idea how to fix it myself.

  79. Metin

    Hello. this is good theme. Thanks for sharing.

    may i use this theme for my free arcade script? (theme will be downloaded by all users)

    Im waiting an answer email.

    Best regards

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  80. steve


    Im having trouble changing my custom logo in the triqui themes style.css.

    Could you give me the step by step process as I’m doing something wrong,not sure where to put url etc. Thanks!!

  81. guy

    @ Emanuele: Any reason why the thumbnails wouldn’t be showing up at all? I’ve tried the updated mochi plugin as well as myarcade lite and neither are able to show thumbnails on WP 3.6.1.

    The database shows the thumbnails in a row called ” thumbnail_url ” and the code in the theme shows the following:

    <img src = "ID, “thumbnail_url”, true); ?>” width = “100” height = “100” />

    But it doesn’t seem that line there to show the thumbnails is working. Could it be because of the version of WordPress I am using?

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