Multiple meeting hosts with Zoom

Multiple meeting hosts with Zoom

This blog is dedicated to helping you configure multiple meeting hosts with the Zoom WordPress Integration. So here’s how you can do that with a basic level Zoom 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 and you cannot perform this operation if you have not entered the API keys in settings from your main Zoom account.
Also, note that there are specific features that are only available to Pro users in Zoom like the cloud recording feature for the meeting. If you are using a Basic level Zoom account and creating another Basic level user you will not be able to use these features from the Zoom window.

  1. You can add a basic user type(free account level) from the plugin Zoom meetings -> Add user. Please make sure you fulfill the Prerequisustes of using this feature.
    Zoom WordPress Integration Add userEnter 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 page. The new host will now be able to start this meeting without the administrator. That’s it!

Multi host configuration with Pro user type

IMPORTANT: Please note that in order to create a Pro user type user you must have purchased a Pro Zoom host If you do not have the possibility of creating a Pro level Zoom user in your main Zoom account i.e 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

    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

  2. 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 page. The alternative host will now be able to start this meeting without the administrator. That’s it!

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