PHP Form Wizard

I’m attempting to create a custom registration page on our external website in PHP. This form is 7 pages long due to the amount of information required and I am looking to see if anyone has any ideas on how to do this properly in PHP.

 My question is, how do I create such a form and preserve variable values, etc in the most convinient manner? Is something like this best served as a bunch of post variables or generating a type of viewstate such as below? (I found this example long ago somewhere, I've forgotten the source)
if (array_key_exists ("savestate", $_POST))
     $savestate = unserialize (base64_decode ($_POST["savestate"]));
     $savestate = new stdObject;
     $savestate->count = 0;

     <form method="post">
     <input type="hidden" value="<?=base64_encode(serialize($savestate));?>" name="savestate" />
     <input type="submit" />
 Any opinions are helpful. Thank you for your time.


I think this is a beautiful example where sessions could make things easy for you. Basically it works the same as your serialized object, but it will keep it out of the forms, and instead, keep track of your $_POST values on the serverside.

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