Multiple hosts on Zoom

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April 9, 2020

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Multiple hosts on Zoom

This blog is dedicated to helping you configure multiple hosts on Zoom with the Zoom WordPress Plugin. So here's how you can do that with a basic-level Zoom user.

Multiple hosts on Zoom for Basic user

IMPORTANT: Please check the Prerequisites highlighted in the image below, you will not be able to use this feature with a Free account without a credit card. There are specific features that are only available to Pro users in Zoom like the cloud recording feature for the meeting.

  1. You can add a basic user type(free account level) from the plugin Zoom meetings -> Add user. Please make sure you fulfill the prerequisites for using this feature.
    Zoom WordPress Integration Add user
  2. Enter the email of the user whom you want to make the meeting host. This will create a free Zoom user in your Zoom account. The user will receive an email to accept the invite from Admin. Once they accept the invite you will now see the user email in the meeting host dropdown.
    Zoom WordPress Integration Meeting host
    Now, simply create a meeting with this host and place the meeting shortcode on any of your WordPress pages. The new host will now be able to start this meeting without the administrator.

Multiple hosts on Zoom for Pro user

IMPORTANT: Please note that in order to create a Pro user type user you must have purchased a Pro Zoom host If you haven't purchased a host you will not be able to use this configuration. You can see if you are eligible to create a licensed user from your main Zoom account here,

Zoom account users

  1. You can add a Pro user type(Licensed user) from the plugin Zoom meetings -> Add user.

    Zoom WordPress Integration Add user

  2. Enter the email of the Pro level user whom you want to make the meeting host. This will create a licensed Zoom user in your Zoom account. The user will receive an email to accept the invite from Admin. Once they accept the invite you will now see the user email in the meeting host dropdown.Zoom WordPress Integration Meeting host
  3. Apart from adding them as the main host for the meeting, you have the option to use the alternative host feature which is only available for Pro/Licensed users. By adding them as an alternative host the user will have the ability to start the meeting just like the admin user.

    Zoom WordPress Integration Alternative host

    Now, simply create a meeting with this host and place the meeting shortcode on any of your WordPress pages. The alternative host will now be able to start this meeting without the administrator. That's it!

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About the Author: Adeel

Having a decade-long experience with web development, there came a major turning point in my life that shifted all my attention towards progressive education models. I took a special interest in creating eLearning tools. Now, I express my ideas through the “language of code”: LearnDash Student Voice, Adaptive Learning with LearnDash, Virtual Classroom for WordPress and Zoom WordPress Plugin are some of my plugins. I help educators, coaches, teachers, and field experts combine technology with education to make it scalable, flexible, accessible to the masses & at par with 21st-century learning methodology.

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