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How to Integrate Zoom Meetings & Webinars in WordPress

How to Integrate Zoom Meetings & Webinars in WordPress


Are you looking for a way to integrate Zoom meetings and webinars in WordPress?

Integrating WordPress with Zoom allows you to automatically enroll customers, visitors, and new members into Zoom video calls and webinars. This can improve user engagement and help build a community around your brand.

In this article, we will show you how to easily integrate Zoom meetings and webinars in WordPress, step by step.

Why Integrate Zoom Meetings and Webinars With WordPress?

Integrating Zoom with WordPress lets you easily automate your meeting and webinar registration process. This can save you a lot of time that you can spend on other business tasks.

Zoom is one of the most popular meeting, webinar, and video conference call software in the world, used by over 300 million people every day.

It’s a must-have tool for businesses with remote teams or WordPress website owners who need to get in touch with customers and clients virtually.

For instance, if you have an online store, then you can use Zoom for live product demos, customer support, online training, and even host webinars with your customers to promote upcoming products on your site.

That being said, let’s take a look at how you can easily integrate Zoom meetings and webinars in WordPress. Here’s a quick overview of the topics we will cover in this guide:

Install and Activate the Uncanny Automator Plugin for WordPress

The easiest way to connect Zoom with WordPress is by using Uncanny Automator.

It’s the best WordPress automation plugin that helps you create automated workflows in WordPress without writing any code. The tool lets you easily connect your WordPress site with external apps like Zoom, Slack, and Asana.

It’s like Zapier for WordPress websites but without the high costs.

To learn more, see our article on how to create automated workflows in WordPress.

To connect Zoom with WordPress, you will first have to visit the Uncanny Automator website.

From here, click the ‘Get Uncanny Automator Now’ button to continue.

Click Get Uncanny Automator Now button

This will take you to the ‘Pricing’ page, where you can select a plan of your choice.

Keep in mind that Uncanny Automator also has a free version, but it has limited features. That is why we are using the premium plan for this tutorial.

Uncanny Automator pricing

Upon purchase, you must install and activate the Uncanny Automator plugin on your WordPress website. For detailed instructions, you may want to see our beginner’s guide on how to install a WordPress plugin.

Once you have done that, visit the Automator » Settings page from the WordPress admin sidebar to enter the license key for your pro plan. You will find this information in your account on the Uncanny Automator website.

After that, don’t forget to click the ‘Activate license’ button.

Uncanny Automator license activation

Now that Uncanny Automator is installed and activated, let’s set up your Zoom account.

Set Up Your Zoom Account the Right Way

In order to integrate Zoom and WordPress, you need at least the Pro version of Zoom and the Zoom Webinars addon.

There is a free version of Zoom, but you will need a paid account to set up the integration. First, head to the Zoom website and sign up for the plan that best suits your needs.

If you want to integrate webinars on your website, then you will also have to buy the Zoom Webinars addon.

Zoom pricing

Once you have a premium account, you need to go to the Zoom App Marketplace and sign in to your account. Here, you will create an app that sends data between Zoom and WordPress.

To do this, click the ‘Develop’ menu item and select the ‘Build App’ option from the dropdown menu in the top right corner of the screen.

Select the Build App option from the Develop dropdown menu

This will bring you to the ‘Choose your app type’ page, where you must select the type of app you want to build.

From here, you have to find the ‘Server-to-Server OAuth’ app type and click the ‘Create’ button under it.

Select Server-to-Server OAuth as app type

Next, you can name your app in the popup. The name is to help you remember the purpose of the app and won’t be visible to your visitors.

Simply enter your app name and click the ‘Create’ button to start the process.

Type the Zoom app name

This will take you to the ‘Connect Zoom with WordPress’ screen, where you will see the app credentials listed.

From here, you must copy the ‘Account ID’, ‘Client ID’, and the ‘Client Secret’ credentials and paste them into a text editor for now.

These credentials will be used to connect Zoom with your WordPress website. Next, click the ‘Continue’ button.

Copy the Zoom app credentials

You’ll now be taken to the next step, where you have to provide basic information for your app, including the app name, company name, short description, developer name, and email address.

Once you are done, just click the ‘Continue’ button to move to the next step.

Provide basic information for the Zoom app

After that, you’ll be taken to the ‘Feature’ screen, where you don’t have to configure any settings, so you can click ‘Continue’ on this screen too.

This will direct you to the ‘Scopes’ screen, where you have to select at least one scope for your app to be able to activate it.

These scopes provide a way to limit the amount of access granted to an app. To set a scope, click the ‘+ Add Scopes’ button.

Click the Add Scopes button

This will open a prompt on the screen where you can select scopes for Zoom meetings and webinars that will be hosted on your website using this app.

For example, if you want the app to be able to view live streaming token information or all user meetings information, then simply check the boxes next to these options.

You can also configure the scopes for Zoom webinars here by simply switching to the ‘Webinar’ option from the left column. After that, click the ‘Done’ button to move forward.

Next, click the ‘Continue’ button to move to the next step.

Add scopes for meetings and webinars

On the ‘Activation’ page, you will now see a message informing you that your app is ready.

From here, simply click the ‘Activate your app’ button.

Click Activate your app button

Create a New Zoom Meeting

Now, you can create a new Zoom meeting that you will connect to your WordPress site.

To do this, visit your Zoom account to click the ‘Schedule’ link, and then fill in your meeting details.

Schedule zoom meeting

You can even set a recurring Zoom meeting for your users by checking the ‘Recurring meeting’ box in the ‘Timezone’ section.

Once you are done, don’t forget to click the ‘Save’ button to store your settings.

Create a New Zoom Webinar

To create a new Zoom webinar, click the ‘Webinars’ menu option in the ‘Personal’ tab inside your Zoom account.

After that, just click the ‘Schedule a Webinar’ button.

Schedule a Zoom webinar

On the next page, you can enter all of your webinar information.

After that, you need to make sure the ‘Required’ box is checked in the Registration section.

Zoom webinar registration required

After that, simply click the ‘Save’ button at the bottom of the page.

Connect Zoom Meetings and Webinars With WordPress

Once Uncanny Automator is activated and Zoom is set up, you need to connect both of these apps to each other.

For this, head over to the Automator » App Integrations page from the WordPress dashboard.

Next, click the ‘Zoom Meetings’ tab in the left column and then add the ‘Account ID’, ‘Client ID’, and the ‘Client Secret’ credentials that you copied earlier into the fields.

Finally, click the ‘Connect Zoom Meetings Account’ button.

Connect WordPress and Zoom app

If you want to integrate Zoom Webinars, too, then just click the ‘Zoom Webinars’ menu option.

Then, paste the same ‘Account ID’, ‘Client ID’, and ‘Client Secret’ credentials that you used above.

Once you are done, go ahead and click the ‘Connect Zoom Webinars Account’ button.

Click connect with webinar button

Now that we have set up Zoom and integrated it with WordPress, let’s look at some of the cool things that you can do with this Uncanny Automator integration.

Register Users for a Zoom Meeting After Form Completion in WordPress

This integration will automatically register users for a Zoom meeting when they fill out a form on your website. This can be used to onboard new clients, schedule coaching calls, and more.

If you don’t have an active WordPress form on your website, then you need to create one now.

Uncanny Automator works with all major forms solutions, including WPForms, Formidable Forms, and more.

For this tutorial, we will be using WPForms because it’s the best contact form plugin for WordPress, used by over 6 million websites. There’s also a webinar form template in the form templates pack addon that makes form creation easy.

For more details, see our step-by-step guide on how to create a contact form in WordPress.

Now, you are ready to connect your WordPress form with Zoom.

To do this, you will be creating what’s called a ‘recipe’. In Uncanny Automator, recipes are the automations that link different plugins and apps together.

To get started, navigate to the Automator » Add new page from the WordPress admin sidebar and click the ‘Everyone’ option as the recipe type.

The Everyone recipes can be triggered by any user, while logged-in recipes can only be activated by users logged in to your website.

After that, click the ‘Confirm’ button.

Choose everyone as recipe type

Next, you have to provide a name for your recipe. This will help you remember the recipes you create without the name being visible to your users.

Keep in mind that each recipe has two different parts: the trigger and the action. The trigger is the event that will start the recipe, and the action is the task that runs after the trigger takes place.

For your first trigger, you need to select ‘WPForms’ in the ‘Trigger’ meta box.

Choose WPForms as trigger

After that, you have to choose a specific trigger related to WPForms.

For example, if you want your users to be added to a Zoom meeting once they submit a contact form, then you can select the ‘A form is submitted’ option.

Choose a form is submitted option as the trigger

If you have multiple forms on your WordPress blog, then you will also have to select the form where the submission will trigger the action.

To do this, simply select a form of your choice from the ‘Form’ dropdown menu.

Once you are done, don’t forget to click the ‘Save’ button to store your settings.

Choose a form that will trigger the action

Next, you will need to add an action for your automation.

To do that, scroll down to the ‘Actions’ sections and click the ‘Add action’ button under the meta box.

This will open a list of all the integrations available in the Uncanny Automator. From here, you need to pick the ‘Zoom Meetings’ option.

Select Zoom Meetings integrations under the actions section

This will open the ‘Zoom Meetings’ action settings on the screen.

From here, you must choose the action that Zoom will perform upon form submission.

If you want to add a user to a Zoom meeting after they fill out a specific form on your website, then you need to select the ‘Add the user to a meeting’ option.

Select add user to a meeting option

Then, you can choose the Zoom meeting you want users to register for in the ‘Meeting’ box.

Once you are done, don’t forget to click the ‘Save’ button to store your settings.

Select a Zoom meeting of your choice from the dropdown menu

Now, it’s time for you to finally publish your Uncanny Automator recipe. To do this, all you need to do is toggle the switch in the ‘Recipe’ box to ‘Live’.

Now, when your users fill out the form, they will automatically be registered for your Zoom meeting.

save WPForms and Zoom recipe

Register Users for a Zoom Webinar After Form Completion in WordPress

Another popular integration is registering users for a webinar when they fill out a form on your website.

To do this, you will follow the same steps as above. However, you will select ‘Zoom Webinars’ instead of ‘Zoom Meetings’ in the actions section.

First, follow the same initial ‘Triggers’ section as above. This means that you will have to choose WPForms as the integration for the trigger.

After that, you can select the ‘A form is submitted’ option as the trigger.

Choose a form is submitted option as the trigger

Next, scroll down to the ‘Actions’ section and click the ‘Add action’ button to expand the menu.

Then, simply select the ‘Zoom Webinars’ option as the integration.

Select Zoom Webinars integration

This will open up the actions settings for the Zoom webinar.

From here, you can select the ‘Add the user to a webinar’ option from the dropdown menu. This will automatically add a user to your Zoom webinar after they fill out a specific form on your website.

Select add user to webinar

Next, you will also have to choose a Zoom webinar from the dropdown list.

Once you are done, don’t forget to click the ‘Save’ button to store your settings.

Select new user webinar

After that, you must make your recipe live so that new users will automatically be enrolled in your webinar.

To do this, simply click the toggle in the ‘Recipe’ box so it says ‘Live’.

Save Zoom webinar and WPForms recipe

Register Customers for a Zoom Webinar After They Make a Purchase in WordPress

Another way to connect WordPress with Zoom is to enroll new customers in a product webinar after they make a purchase in your WooCommerce store.

Keep in mind that the WooCommerce plugin and store must be set up before you start creating a recipe with Uncanny Automator.

First, you need to visit the Automator » Add new screen from the WordPress dashboard and click the ‘Everyone’ option.

After that, click the ‘Confirm’ button to move forward.

Choose everyone as recipe type

Next, you have to provide a name for your recipe. This name won’t be displayed to your customers on the front and is only for your identification.

Once you have done that, choose WooCommerce as the integration in the ‘Trigger’ meta box.

Select WooCommerce as trigger integration

This will open the list of WooCommerce triggers in the dropdown menu. From here, you can select any trigger that suits your needs.

For example, if you want customers to be added to your webinar after they buy a product, then you can select the first option.

Select a WooCommerce trigger of your choice

After that, select the ‘completes’ option in the ‘Trigger condition’ box to start the automation when a customer completes a purchase.

Then, just click the ‘Save’ button to store your settings.

Choose trigger condition

Now, you can choose a specific product in your store or have the automation run when a customer purchases any product.

Simply select the ‘Any product’ option if you want all of your products to be included in the automation, and then click the ‘Save’ button.

Choose product for trigger

Next, scroll down to the ‘Actions’ section and click the ‘Add action’ button to expand the menu.

Then, choose the ‘Zoom Webinars’ integration from the list.

Select Zoom Webinars integration

This will open the Zoom webinar action settings on the screen, where you can select the ‘Add the user to a webinar’ option.

This will automatically register new customers for your webinar once they make a purchase.

Select add user to webinar

After that, select the webinar of your choice from the dropdown list in the ‘Webinar’ box.

If you have multiple webinars running, then make sure to choose the webinar that’s associated with your WooCommerce products.

New product webinar in Uncanny Automator

The last thing you need to do is make your recipe live.

To do this, simply click the toggle in the ‘Recipe’ box so it says ‘Live’.

Save WooCommerce to Zoom recipe

Now, when your customers purchase a product, they will automatically be registered for your product webinar.

Register Members for a Zoom Meeting After Sign Up in WordPress

When running a membership site, registering new members for a Zoom call can be a great way to welcome them into your community.

If you haven’t set up your members-only site yet, then you can see our ultimate guide to creating a WordPress membership site.

You can also register new users for a Zoom orientation call when they enroll in your online course.

After your website is set up, you can navigate to the Automator » Add new screen from the WordPress admin sidebar and click the ‘Logged-in’ option.

Now, only the registered members on your site will be able to trigger the recipe.

After that, click the ‘Confirm’ button to continue.

select logged in user as recipe type

Next, add a name for your recipe. This name won’t be displayed to anyone on the front end and is only for your identification.

After that, select the ‘MemberPress’ integration in the trigger section.

Choose MemberPress as trigger integration

This will open the MemberPress trigger options on the screen in a dropdown menu list.

We will select ‘recurring subscription product’, but you can select the product type that’s right for your site.

Choose a MemberPress trigger

Next, you need to choose the subscription product from the dropdown in the ‘Product’ box.

After that, just click the ‘Save’ button.

Choose trigger product

Now, it’s time to add an action to your recipe. To do this, simply click the ‘Add action’ button in the ‘Actions’ box to expand the menu.

This will bring up a list of available integrations, where you need to pick the ‘Zoom Meetings’ option.

Select Zoom Meetings integrations under the actions section

This will open the Zoom Meetings actions settings on the list.

From here, choose the ‘Add the user to a meeting’ option if you want to add a user to a meeting when they make a recurring subscription purchase.

Select add user to a meeting option

Then, select the Zoom call for your new members in the ‘Meeting’ box.

After that, simply click the ‘Save’ button to store your settings.

Select a webinar of your choice

The last thing you need to do is make your recipe live.

To do this, simply click the Draft toggle in the ‘Recipe’ box so it shows ‘Live’.

MemberPress to Zoom recipe live

Now, your new members will automatically be enrolled in a Zoom member orientation call.

Besides Zoom, Uncanny Automator also allows you to create countless other recipes for different plugins and apps like Twilio and Google Sheets.

We hope this article helped you easily integrate Zoom meetings and webinars in WordPress. You may also want to see the best WooCommerce automations to increase sales or our expert comparison of the best business phone services for small businesses.

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