Zoom and WordPress : What’s the right fit for me ?

When choosing a solution for your site, it’s important to understand the features of the plugins, to decide what is right for you.

We have a fair few options :

  1. https://www.codemanas.com/downloads/zoom-meetings-for-woocommerce/
  2. https://www.codemanas.com/downloads/zoom-integration-for-woocommerce-booking/
  3. https://www.codemanas.com/downloads/zoom-for-woocommerce-appointments/
  4. https://www.codemanas.com/downloads/zoom-meetings-for-booked-appointments/

So it’s important to know what these plugins offer and if they are the right fit for you.

We hope this short walkthrough helps you make your decision.

Firstly for all of these plugins you will need the free version of Video Conferencing with Zoom  – you can find the free version here

To see what the free version offers please see the documentation here https://zoom.codemanas.com/ – you will find documentation for our other offerings there as well.

There are basically 2 ways about thinking of a purchasable Zoom meeting.

  1. As a predetermined event/meeting
  2. As a user-determined event/meeting

Predetermined Event

predetermined event is a meeting whose creation is determined by the admin or Zoom account holder themselves. An example could be an online event such as “A Class Gathering”, “Online Concert”, “Webinar for an Online Class” etc. Here the Admin (Zoom Account Holder) will choose date and time, create the meeting and will want to sell their meeting. The visitor to the site then see the event details and can make a purchase to get join links for the meeting.

Shows example of Predetermined Zoom Meeting
Predetermined Zoom Meeting Example

User-determined Event

A user-determined event / meeting is one where a visitor to your site wants to avail service from you. This could be something like “Booking a one to one Yoga class”, “Doctors Appointment”, or “Debugging session” or something similar. Here the visitor comes to the site looks at the option to create an appointment/booking and after successful purchase a meeting is created. Hence user-determined.

Depending on what you are looking for the choice of plugin or combination of plugins will be needed.

Example of User Defined Zoom meeting
Example of User Defined Zoom meeting
PluginSupports PredeterminedSupports User-DeterminedRequired 3rd Party Plugins
Zoom Integration for WooCommerce
  • WooCommerce (free)
  • Video Conferencing with Zoom API (free)
Zoom for WooCommerce Appointments
Zoom Meetings for Booked Appointments
Zoom Meetings Integration for WooCommerce Bookings

If you are going to go with a booking / appointments route – choosing the booking plugin is up to you. The Zoom Integration we provide will act as a glue allowing your bookings to generate Zoom Meetings. Please go over the booking plugin details and choose the best fit for you.

We hope this helps you make the best choice.

If you still have questions – please do reach out – we’re always there to answer.

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