Discourse Zoom

Hi all,

I followed the instructions but I struggle to understand what to put in the webinar config:
I can create the webinar but when I try, from the client, to
I got

any clue?

Does the Zoom JWT need to be set up by a paid account that has access to webinars?

Yes, the Zoom JWT needs to be on an account that has access to the webinars you are creating.

Hi can you tell me how the zoom plugin envisages delegates on a webinar can use chat or raise questions. We’d ideally like all of that captured in discourse.

Chat or raise questions all happen in the Zoom webinar, the Discourse plugin doesn’t interact with them at all. (You could however disable those features in the Zoom call and instruct participants to send questions in the Discourse topic, if you so wish.)


@pmusaraj are there any plans to integrate this with the Discourse Event plugin?

The feature we need is to be able to:

  1. Create a Zoom webinar when an event is created (this needs to be enabled when creating the event)
  2. When the User RSVPs, add them to the Zoom webinar via API

Currently we have no plans to integrate this with the event plugin. PR welcome, though.


Cool, possibly we will implement this in our own extensions plugin and then figure out a way to create a PR on the official plugins


Thanks for the amazing work. I believe this is a big feature for all discourse isntances.

On my case, I successfuly integrated the plugin via the API. made the configurations required and I’m now able to create webinars into discourse subjects. Only problem I have (I don’t know if other users encountered it too), is that the “register” button does not switch to “join”. Therefore users cannot join from Discourse (I tried with both 0 and 5 minutes before meeting starts options).

Any idea on how to fix this ?
Thanks in advance

Did you set up the event subscriptions in Zoom? If you did and it isn’t working, it’s possible there have been changes in the Zoom API that the plugin isn’t aware of. But I would start by making sure that event subscription is set up correctly and your Discourse instance receives those event notifications.

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Yes everything is set as described in the plugin’s meta.discourse post. I have only a small doubt about the endpoint URL: it is set to https:/forum.plateforme-cmsc.net/zoom/webhooks/webinars.json (forum.plateforme-cmsc.net being my discourse). Is that correct ?
I believe the discourse receives event notifications. When event is created it has all correct infos + when I ended the event on zoom it displayed it on discourse “your event has now ended” so my guess is event updates/notifications are received.
Only problem is with the register button not switching to join.

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Is anyone using the plugin having this same issue?
Is there a solution to fix this ?

Thanks !

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Sorry for the delay in responding here, but this most likely is an issue with the enabled events on your Zoom account. Make sure you check all the boxes under Webinar there:

I have made some updates to the plugin over the past few days, it is now using the latest Zoom Web SDK and should work correctly on most modern browsers.


Hey Penar, this seems to be broken again. When you click the Join Now button it goes to a black screen and nothing else happens…

Hi. We are using Discourse Standard Plan. Does the Zoom plugin work with that plan?

If you’re on a hosting plan you likely can’t install additional plugins. Your host will list the included plugins for the tier on their website. For example you can see the plugins included in Discourse.org hosting:

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Hi there, I was wondering if there is anyway to incorperate the zoom plugin and charge a fee to watch/take part in a webinar over Discourse. Maybe an added feature for the subscription plugin?

I wonder if a workaround could be to create a subscription group that is only allowed to view the topic thread with the event post? I’m just setting up my first discourse so I’m just working a lot of things out still!

Just wondering if anyone found a way to work this out. Thank you!

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Yes, I think that is a good approach. The zoom event link can be advertised only on topics that are visible to the subscribed group.

To clarify, you can do this without the Zoom Webinars plugin.

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Thanks for the feedback @pmusaraj

Hello, I’m experiencing difficulties with the installation process and I’m unable to determine the mistake I’m making. Do you have any suggestions or advice that could help me with this? Thank you