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Using the Zoom Gutenberg Blocks

The Zoom Gutenberg Blocks allow you to connect your website with your Zoom account. Once authenticated, the feature lets create and sync meetings to your Zoom account and also retrieve meeting recordings. You can also place these blocks in courses, lessons, custom posts, etc.

The Zoom Gutenberg Block is supported on any WordPress page or post that supports Gutenberg blocks.

Note: Remember, your plan reflects the features available for you on the website. 

To add a Zoom Gutenberg Block to a page:

  1. Create a new page and then click the Add a block button.
  2. In BuddyBoss blocks, click the Zoom Meeting block button to add it to the page.
Zoom - Adding the Zoom Gutenberg Block
Zoom – Adding the Zoom Gutenberg Block
  1. Click the Create Meeting button to create a new Zoom meeting using the block OR
    Click the
    Add Existing Meeting button to add an existing meeting using the meeting ID.
Zoom - the Zoom Gutenberg Block
Zoom – the Zoom Gutenberg Block

Creating a new Zoom meeting

To create a new Zoom meeting using the Zoom Gutenberg block:

  1. Click the Create Meeting button to create a new Zoom meeting using the block.
  2. Enter a title for the meeting.
  3. Select the date and time for the meeting.
  4. Choose to record the meeting to your local machine or Cloud.
  5. Use the Settings meta box to configure additional settings for the meeting.
  6. Click the Save Meeting button.
  7. Click the Publish button.
Zoom - Creating a new meeting using Zoom Gutenberg Block
Zoom – Creating a new meeting using Zoom Gutenberg Block

Optionally, use the Recurring Options meta box to create a recurring Zoom Meeting and set the recurrence preferences. Recurring meetings are represented by a yellow dot () next to them.

Zoom - Creating a recurring meeting using Zoom Gutenberg Block
Zoom – Creating a recurring meeting using Zoom Gutenberg Block

All Zoom meetings display a countdown on the preview page for everyone for each meeting.

Zoom - New meeting preview
Zoom – New meeting preview

Note: The countdown is replaced with a Join Meeting button 10 minutes prior to the meeting.

Adding an existing Zoom meeting

To add an existing Zoom meeting using the Zoom Gutenberg block:

  1. Click the Add Existing Meeting button to add an existing Zoom meeting using the meeting ID.
  2. Paste the meeting ID of an existing meeting without spaces in the text box.
  3. Click the Save button.
  4. Click the Save Meeting button.
  5. Click the Publish button.
Zoom - Adding an existing meeting using the Zoom Gutenberg Block
Zoom – Adding an existing meeting using the Zoom Gutenberg Block

Zoom - Existing meeting preview
Zoom – Existing meeting preview

Zoom - Adding an existing meeting preview of details
Zoom – Adding an existing meeting preview of details

Adding an existing Zoom meeting using a shortcode

To add an existing Zoom meeting use the following Zoom Meeting shortcode:

[zoom_meeting id=”meeting_ID_without_spaces”]

For example:
[zoom_meeting id=”95329958282”]

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