Pling FAQ

Pling.com is a part of Opendesktop.org. Like opendecktop.org, it offers new categories for products, where creators can publish their libre products and get a small compensation each time a product is downloaded.
Pling.com is for creators who want to publish their products and get compensated for their creations. On the user side Pling is for people who want to discover new apps, artwork, books, music and videos and like to support the platform via a monthly or yearly subscription.

For users

Click on 'Join' and validate your email adress. If you already have an account on opendesktop.org, you can use it also for pling.com or any other side part of the opendesktop.org network.
Yes, registration it is absolutely free and there are no platform fees or hidden costs to join or use this platform.
A user can become a supporter of the platform via a monthly or yearly donation. The smallest amount starts at 99 Cents a month.
There is no additional fee for the platform. There is only the paypal fee and taxes.
Because you find things on this platform that you value and love to use.

For creators

It's simple: Register an account and start publishing your products!
Currently, Pling supports Paypal.

Contributors to any part of the Opendesktop platform get a compensation each time their contribution/product is downloaded. Download-clicks are converted into monetary value based on the following terms:

Payout = Number of Downloads * Pling-Factor * 1 $-cent,

where each product category is valued by a so-called “Pling-Factor”.

You can see the value of each category in the list below.

Based on the actual amount of content and downloads, we may adjust these values at any time. For the full terms, please see our Payout Terms & Conditions.

Category
Pling Factor
Source-Link required
UI Concepts
Desktop Concepts
1
No
Application Concepts
1
No
Linux/Unix Desktops
Window Managers
Compiz
Cubecaps
1
No
Skydomes
1
No
Compiz Themes
1
No
KWin
Kwin Switching Layouts
1
No
Kwin Scripts
1
No
Kwin Effects
1
No
XFCE/XFWM4 Themes
1
Yes
Beryl/Emerald Themes
1
No
deKorator Themes
1
No
Metacity Themes
1
No
FVWM Themes
1
No
Ice-WM Themes
1
No
Pek-WM Themes
1
No
Openbox Themes
1
No
Fluxbox Themes
1
No
Window-Maker Themes
1
No
KDE 3.x Window Decorations
1
No
Sawfish Themes
1
No
Tutorials and Scripts
1
No
Desktop Themes
Cinnamon Themes
1
No
Enlightenment
E Animated Backgrounds
1
No
E Enlightenment Backgrounds
1
No
E Modules
1
No
Enlightenment Themes
1
No
E Entrance Themes
1
No
Gnome/GTK
Gnome 2 Splash Screens
1
No
GTK1 Themes
1
No
GTK2 Themes
1
Yes
GTK3 Themes
1
Yes
Gnome Shell Themes
1
Yes
Gnome 2 Color Schemes
1
No
Various Gnome Theming
1
No
QtCurve
1
No
Kvantum
1
No
Be-Shell/Bespin
1
No
LXQt Themes
1
No
KDE
KDE Plasma
Aurorae Themes
1
No
KDE 4 Splashscreens
1
No
Plasma Color Schemes
1
No
Look-and-Feel Themes
1
No
Plasma Themes
1
Yes
Plasma Widget Styles
1
No
Plasma Splashscreens
1
No
Various Plasma Styles
1
No
KDE 3 Themes
KDE 3.x Splash Screens
1
No
KDE 3 Color Schemes
1
No
KDE 3.5 Themes
1
No
KDE 3 Domino Styles
1
No
KDE 3.0-3.4 Themes
1
No
KDE 2 Themes
1
No
Various KDE 1.-4. Styles
1
No
Desktop Extensions
Launchers
GnoMenu Skins
1
No
Kbfx Startmenu
1
No
Docks
Plank Themes
1
No
DockbarX Themes
1
No
AWN Themes
1
No
Cairo-Dock Themes
1
No
Docky Themes
1
No
Kicker Panel
1
No
KXDocker
1
No
tint2
1
No
Latte Dock
Latte Layouts
1
No
Latte Indicators
1
No
Various Stuff
1
No
Karamba & Superkaramba
1
No
Conky
1
No
GKrellM
1
No
Cairo Clock
1
No
Cinnamon Extensions
Cinnamon Applets
1
No
Cinnamon Desklets
1
No
Cinnamon Extensions
1
No
KDE Extensions
Various Plasma 5 Improvements
1
No
Plasma 5 Widgets
Plasma 5 Add-Ons
1
No
Plasma 5 Menus
1
No
Plasma 5 Clocks
1
No
Plasma 5 Multimedia
1
No
Plasma 5 Weather
1
No
Plasma 5 Monitoring
1
No
Plasma 5 Calendars
1
No
Plasma Wallpaper Plugins
1
No
Plasma Comic Sources
1
No
Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements
1
No
Plasma 4 Widgets
1
No
Various KDE Stuff
1
No
Gnome
Various Gnome Stuff
1
No
Gnome Extensions
1
No
Amor Themes
1
No
Screenshots
Unity Screenshots
0.1
No
Cinnamon Screenshots
0.1
No
Plasma/KDE Screenshots
0.1
No
XFCE Screenshots
0.1
No
Gnome Screenshots
0.1
No
Window-Manager Screenshots
0.1
No
Mate Screenshots
0.1
No
Deepin Screenshots
0.1
No
Budgie Screenshots
0.1
No
Fluxbox Screenshots
0.1
No
LXQt/LXDE Screenshots
0.1
No
IceWM Screenshots
0.1
No
Enlightenment Screenshots
0.1
No
Elementary Screenshots
0.1
No
Openbox Screenshots
0.1
No
Fonts
1
No
System Sounds
1
No
Screensavers
1
No
Boot and Splashscreens
GRUB Themes
1
No
Plymouth Themes
1
No
Usplash Themes
1
No
XSplash Themes
1
No
Splashy Themes
1
No
GFXBoot
1
No
Bootsplash Various
1
No
Cursors
1
No
Login Managers
LightDM Themes
1
No
MDM Themes
1
No
SDDM Login Themes
1
No
KDM4 Themes
1
No
GDM Themes
1
No
KDM3 Themes
1
No
Icons
Logos
1
No
Individual Icons/-sets
1
No
Icon Themes
1
Yes
Emoticons
1
No
App Addons
KDE Game-Addons
KAtomic Levels
1
No
Khangman
1
No
Kanagram
1
No
KWordQuiz
1
No
Knights Themes
1
No
KBlocks Themes
1
No
KDiamonds Themes
1
No
KGoldrunner Themes
1
No
KSirk Themes
1
No
KSnakeDuel Themes
1
No
KSudoku Games
1
No
KPatience
KPat Decks
1
No
KPat Themes
1
No
Kigo
Kigo Themes
1
No
Kigo Games
1
No
VLC
VLC Skins
1
No
VLC Internet Channels
1
No
VLC Extensions
1
No
VLC Playlist Parsers
1
No
VLC Plugins
1
No
VLC Other
1
No
Krita
Krita Color Profiles
1
No
Krita Templates
1
No
Krita Resource Bundles
1
No
Gimp
Gimp Brushes
1
No
Gimp Patterns
1
No
Gimp Palettes
1
No
Gimp Splashes
1
No
Gimp Themes
1
No
LibreOffice/OpenOffice
Splash Screens
OpenOffice Splash Screens
1
No
LibreOffice Splash Screens
1
No
Clipart Galleries
1
No
Extensions
Color Palettes
1
No
General Extensions
1
No
Math Extensions
1
No
Base Extensions
1
No
Writer Extensions
1
No
Calc Extensions
1
No
Impress Extensions
1
No
Templates
ODF Presentations
1
No
ODF Spreadsheets
1
No
ODF Text Templates
1
No
Dictionaries
1
No
Documentation
1
No
Scribus Templates
1
No
Inkscape Templates
1
No
XMMS Skins
1
No
SMPlayer/MPlayer
1
No
Noatun Skins
1
No
Thunderbird Themes
1
No
Chrome/Chromium
1
No
Telegram Themes
1
No
KDE App-Addons
Kdenlive
Kdenlive FX
1
No
Kdenlive Export Profiles
1
No
Kdenlive Title Templates
1
No
Kdenlive Keyboard Schemes
1
No
Kontact/PIM
KOrganizer Calendars
1
No
KNotes Printing Themes
1
No
KMail Header Themes
1
No
KAdressbook Themes
1
No
Script Sieve
1
No
Akonadi Email Providers
1
No
KDevelop
KDevelop File Templates
1
No
KDevelop App Templates
1
No
Amarok
Amarok 2.x Scripts
1
No
Amarok 1.x Scripts
1
No
Amarok Themes
1
No
Krunner Plugins
1
No
Skrooge
Skrooge Report Templates
1
No
Skrooge Quote Sources
1
No
Parley
Parley Vocabulary Files
1
No
Parley Themes
1
No
Krusader
Krusader Colormaps
1
No
Krusader User Actions
1
No
Krusader JS Extensions
1
No
Simon Speech
Simon Base Models
1
No
Simon Scenarios
1
No
Simon Dictionaries
1
No
Plasma Public Transport Timetables
1
No
Yakuake Skins
1
No
KTextEditor Snippets
1
No
Dolphin Service Menus
1
No
Kopete Styles
1
No
KStars Data
1
No
KTurtle Scripts
1
No
Marble Maps
1
No
Okteta Structure Definitions
1
No
K3b Themes
1
No
Konversation Nicklist Themes
1
No
System Monitor Tabs
1
No
Konsole Color Schemes
1
No
Kate
1
No
Digikam
1
No
Konqueror
1
Yes
Cantor
Cantor (Maxima)
1
No
Cantor (Sage)
1
No
Cantor (KAlgebra)
1
No
Cantor (Qalculate)
1
No
Cantor (Python 2)
1
No
Cantor (Python 3)
1
No
Cantor (Scilab)
1
No
Cantor (Octave)
1
No
Cantor (R)
1
No
Cantor (Lua)
1
No
Cantor (Julia)
1
No
Alkimia Online Quotes
1
No
AmarokFS
1
No
Falkon
Falkon Extensions
1
No
Falkon Themes
1
No
Tellico
Tellico Scripts
1
No
Tellico Templates
1
No
Gnome App-Addons
Gedit Color Schemes
1
No
Nautilus Scripts
1
No
Aisleriot
1
Yes
Mycroft Skills
1
No
GMusicbrowser Layouts
1
No
Pidgin
1
No
Kirocker
1
No
Mixxx Skins
1
No
aMSN
1
No
Opera
1
No
VIM
1
No
Covergloobus
1
No
Steam Skins
1
No
Geany
1
No
Various Addons
1
No
Art (Images/Drawings/Illustrations)
Cliparts
1
No
3D Renderings
1
No
Stock Images
1
No
Animations
1
No
Drawings/Paintings
1
No
Various Artwork
1
No
Fractals
1
No
CD/DVD Labels
1
No
Apps
Games
Various Games
1
No
Tactics & Strategy
1
No
Card
1
No
Board
1
No
Arcade
1
No
Emulation
1
No
Chess
1
No
Jump N Run
1
No
Shoot em up
1
No
Shooter
1
No
Programming
Database
1
No
Developers Apps
1
No
IDEs
1
No
System & Tools
Various Qt Stuff
Qt Tools
1
No
Qt Components
1
No
Qt Widgets
1
No
IoT
1
No
System Software
1
No
Utilities
1
No
Network
1
No
Security
1
No
System Monitoring
1
No
Terminal Apps
1
No
Virtualization
1
No
File Management
1
No
Audio
Audio Apps
1
No
Audioplayers
1
No
Music Production
1
No
Radio Apps
1
No
MP3 Taggers
1
No
Audio Extractors/Converters
1
No
DJ Apps
1
No
Office
Telephony
1
No
Office Apps
1
No
Financial
1
No
Groupware
1
No
Text Editors
1
No
Notes
1
No
PDF Software
1
No
Ebook Software
1
No
Printing
1
No
Video
Video Apps
1
No
Video Players
1
No
Video Editors
1
No
Video Converters
1
No
TV & Streaming
1
No
Video Codecs
1
No
Webcam & Monitoring
1
No
Screen Recorders
1
No
Internet
Crypto
1
No
Browser
1
No
Email
1
No
Chat & Messenging
1
No
Internet Apps
1
No
P2P & Torrent
1
No
VPN
1
No
FTP
1
No
Graphics
Graphic Apps
1
No
3D Graphics
1
No
Image Viewers
1
No
Vector Graphics
1
No
Screenshot Tools
1
No
Education
Science
1
No
Education Apps
1
No
E-Learning
1
No
Wallpapers
Space
1
No
Wallpapers OS specific
Wallpapers Deepin
1
No
Wallpapers Mint
1
No
Wallpapers Ubuntu
1
No
Wallpapers Kubuntu
1
No
Wallpapers SUSE
1
No
Wallpapers Arch
1
No
Wallpapers Fedora
1
No
Wallpapers Mandriva
1
No
Wallpapers Gentoo
1
No
Wallpapers Frugalware
1
No
Wallpapers KDE Plasma
1
No
Wallpapers Gnome
1
No
Wallpapers XFCE/Xubuntu
1
No
Wallpapers Debian
1
No
Wallpapers Manjaro
1
No
Wallpapers Firefox
1
No
Wallpapers Windows
1
No
Wallpapers OSX/Apple
1
No
Wallpapers BSD
1
No
Wallpapers PCLinuxOS
1
No
Wallpapers Mageia
1
No
Wallpapers MATE
1
No
Wallpapers Linux/Tux
1
No
Wallpapers Solus
1
No
Wallpapers GNU
1
No
Wallpapers Zorin
1
No
Wallpapers LXQt/LXDE
1
No
Wallpapers elementary
1
No
Wallpaper Other
1
No
Abstract
1
No
Animals
1
No
Nature
1
No
People
1
No
Buildings
1
No
Landscapes
1
No
Mountains
1
No
Beaches and Oceans
1
No
Bridges
1
No
Manga and Anime
1
No
Cars
1
No
Food
1
No
Technology
1
No
Comics
Comics
1
No
Distros
0.1
No
Phone/Mobile
Phone Wallpapers
1
No
Phone Apps
1
No
Phone UI
1
No
Phone ROMS
1
Yes
Phone Kernels
1
Yes
Music
Dance
1
No
Rock
1
No
Pop
1
No
Collections
1
No
Rankings
1
No
Books
Sci-Fi
1
No
Fantasy
1
No
Videos
Animated
1
No
Screencasts
1
No
Music
1
No

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