If you set this to 30, then the button will show up 30 minutes before the scheduled time of the webinar.
You should be able to use this with the setting above too. Last I checked, the Zoom webhooks don’t fire when the practice session turns into a full event, so that makes the other dynamic a little tricky.
First off, my Join now button is no longer working at all:
In the past it was working, but this started in the past couple weeks. I also don’t see the fallback link showing up either.
Then, a separate problem which I was describing before was the practice mode issue. When I did have the previously mentioned issue, it worked like this: when I start the webinar in practice mode the join button does not come on, no matter what zoom join x mins before start is set to, it would only show up when I actually start broadcasting, which I like to do only 5 mins prior to the start. Ideally the Join button would come on whenever the setting is set to, then they would get the zoom notification that the webinar hasn’t started yet.
Do you think you could give an option to just switch the register button to join at the set time and it would just be the zoom link? Not a fallback, but a forced link to bypass this altogether. Thanks again Penar!
there was a bug with webhook events when a webinar starts, that is now fixed, so the “Join Now” button should now correctly reflect the state of the event (with our without the zoom join x mins before start setting)
I added a setting to use the Zoom join link instead of the SDK, it is called zoom use join url (default disabled)
a recent update in Zoom broke the SDK (again), so I have updated the signature generation, and that should work too now
added support for webinars with passwords
Hope this works well now for you and I hope Zoom doesn’t change their SDK abruptly anytime soon. Thanks for your feedback and let me know how it goes for you.
Hi. Basic question: The plugin is called “Zoom Webinars”. I am looking for a way for users to host zoom calls on my forum–standard zoom meetings where all participants can see each other (instead of “webinars”, which are, AFAIK, not interactive visually between the host and the audience–they are more like live streams). Is this plugin useable for that purpose?
Any plans to extend to support regular Zoom calls? In my experience that’s the more common use case and it could be quite useful to have a similar thing to the Jitsi integration for simple Zoom events, even if it’s basically just adding a link to launch a specific event.
Unfortunately, no, there are no plans to support regular Zoom meetings at this point. Zoom’s API has separate endpoints for meetings and webinars, which means that we can’t quickly add support for meetings.
Been testing the Jitsi theme component and works quite nicely, I could see an equivalent for Zoom (simple “join meeting”) being useful where you can’t create meetings but basically just a shortcut widget to make a button to join an existing meeting.
Though maybe at that point doesn’t add enough vs just a simple link. I guess one thing would be when adding, if you could select from an account’s existing meetings…
From what I can tell, this plugin helps you coordinate a zoom webinar with Discourse–allowing you to schedule the webinar and coordinate participants for the webinar from within Discourse. It does not allow you to have the zoom webinar take place within your Discourse page (for example, it does not enable you to have the video appear within a Discourse topic).
When the Zoom webinar starts, users will see a Join Now button in the event page on Discourse, and when they press that button the event will start inside the browser window, taking up the full window. So, the video will not appear inside the Discourse topic, but it will appear inside the browser. (And when they leave the video, they will get taken back to the Discourse topic they were in.)
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.)