What if I told you that you could host a webinar to share quality information right from your WordPress website within minutes? In this article, I’ll teach you how to host a webinar on your WordPress website in easy steps. 

After testing & reviewing many webinar plugins on WordPress, we’ve narrowed down Zoom meetings as the best way to host a webinar from WordPress. So, we’ll share easy steps on integrating Zoom with your WordPress dashboard and hosting a webinar using it. 

That said, let’s get started. 

Why Integrate Zoom Meetings and Webinars With WordPress?

With 485 million downloads in 2020 alone, Zoom is one of the most popular online meeting and webinars tools. Zoom makes it easy for you to automate your webinar and the webinar registration process. 

So, you can dedicate more of your time to the information you will share in the webinar. 

Here is how to host a Webinar from your WordPress website using Zoom Meetings and Webinars. It’ll work well on your WordPress site if you’re using Managed Cloud Hosting

How to Host a Webinar on Your WordPress Website Using Zoom Meetings & Webinars

Follow the steps below to integrate Zoom Meetings and Webinars into your WordPress website:

Install Uncanny Automator Plugin for WordPress

The uncanny automator plugin is our top pick for creating automated workflows in WordPress without the coding skills required. So, it’s the easiest way to integrate Zoom with your WordPress website. 

The plugin is packed with a range of automated workflows to help connect different plugins on your website and create a communication channel between them. 

First of all, install the Uncanny Automator plugin on your WordPress site. On the left sidebar, navigate to plugins. Click Add New and search for Uncanny Automator. Once you find the plugin, click Install. When the installation finishes, click Activate

This will install the plugin on your website. However, to access the premium and more advanced features, you’ll have to purchase a license. To do that, navigate to Automator > License activation and enter your license key.

Signing Up at Zoom [The Right Way]

To connect the Zoom plugin to WordPress, you will need the premium version of the Zoom and Zoom webinar plugin. The paid account is essential for integration. 

First of all, visit Zoom’s website and pick a subscription plan for your needs. Depending on how many applicants you want to host, you can pick a plan. Once the subscription is successful, purchase the Zoom webinar addon as well.

Next, sign up at Zoom App Marketplace using your premium account credentials. The Zoom App Marketplace will allow building an app that would offer the data transfer between your WordPress editor and Zoom. 

Open the Develop menu on the top right corner and click Build App. Then, you’ll get options for what type of app to build. Locate the ‘JWT’ box and select ‘Create.’

A popup will appear, allowing you to name the app you’re building. You can name anything that would help you remember the app’s purpose. 

Note: The app’s name won’t be visible to your visitors. 

After entering your app name, click Create.

Then, input the basic information, developer contact information, and continue. Make sure you copy the API key and API secret key and save them somewhere (a text editor, maybe). 

Then, click continue and review the notification you receive regarding app activation. 

Create a New Zoom Meeting

In this step, you will create a zoom meeting to connect to your WordPress website. In your Zoom account, click Schedule a Meeting and input the meeting details. 

Important: Check the “Required” box next to registration for the integration to work. 

After you’ve input the details, click Save.

Then, schedule a webinar the same way. You can enter the webinar information on the next page. Check the “Required” box here too. Once you’re done, click Save.

Connect Zoom With WordPress

By now, you’ve activated the Uncanny Automator plugin and set up Zoom for the webinar, it’s time to connect them. Head over to Automator > Settings from your WordPress dashboard and open the “Zoom Meeting” tab on the top menu bar. 

Now, input the API Key and API Secret in the boxes and select “Save API Details”.

You can also integrate Zoom Webinars in the same way. 

That’s it — Zoom Meetings and Webinars are now connected to your WordPress dashboard. 

Register Customers for a Zoom Webinar After Purchase or Registration in WordPress

In this step, you can automate the process of customer registration for the Zoom webinar after they’ve completed the purchase from WordPress. 

First of all, you’ll have to set up a WooCommerce store for payment integration. Then, you can customize the payment options as you like. 

Then, you can select the Automator integration and choose to Call a Custom Function/Method. After that, click Set user data, select a user, and set their first name & tokens. Once you’re done, save the changes. 

Then, head over to your Zoom integration to set up a webinar and enjoy!

Final Words

There are many free WordPress plugins that you can use to host webinars on your WordPress websites, but barely any of them is effective. When many attendants join the webinar, the webinar tool may not work well.

That is why we recommend using Zoom — it’s a professional conferencing platform with minimal lags. This article explains how you can integrate Zoom Meetings and Webinars with your WordPress website. 

Until next time, cheers!

By Manali