PHP Wizard Like Registration

by Vincy. Last modified on August 25th, 2022.

Wizard like registration separates registration fields into groups. These group of fields can be seen using a tab-like navigation. In the previous tutorial, we have seen simple PHP registration without a wizard.

In this example, we have three tabs to separate the registration form fields. The user can navigate via the registration wizard using previous and next button handlers.

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HTML Registration Wizard

This HTML code is used to display registration wizard to the user. It contains three registration steps. The registration fields are displayed based on the step selected.


<ul id="registration-step">
	<li id="account" class="highlight">Account</li>
	<li id="password">Credentials</li>
	<li id="general">General</li>
<form name="frmRegistration" id="registration-form" method="post">
	<div id="account-field">
		<label>Email</label><span id="email-error" class="registration-error"></span>	
		<div><input type="text" name="email" id="email" class="demoInputBox" /></div>
	<div id="password-field" style="display:none;">
		<label>Enter Password</label><span id="password-error" class="registration-error"></span>
		<div><input type="password" name="password" id="user-password" class="demoInputBox" /></div>
		<label>Re-enter Password</label><span id="confirm-password-error" class="registration-error"></span>
		<div><input type="password" name="confirm-password" id="confirm-password" class="demoInputBox" /></div>
	<div id="general-field" style="display:none;">
		<label>Display Name</label>
		<div><input type="text" name="display-name" id="display-name" class="demoInputBox"/></div>
		<select name="gender" id="gender" class="demoInputBox">
		<option value="female">Female</option>
		<option value="male">Male</option>
		<input class="btnAction" type="button" name="back" id="back" value="Back" style="display:none;">
		<input class="btnAction" type="button" name="next" id="next" value="Next" >
		<input class="btnAction" type="submit" name="finish" id="finish" value="Finish" style="display:none;">

Registration Wizard Navigation using jQuery

This code handles the previous-next navigation for the registration wizard. It validates current wizard before navigating back and forth.

$(document).ready(function() {
		var output = validate();
		if(output) {
			var current = $(".highlight");
			var next = $(".highlight").next("li");
			if(next.length>0) {
				if($(".highlight").attr("id") == $("li").last().attr("id")) {
		var current = $(".highlight");
		var prev = $(".highlight").prev("li");
		if(prev.length>0) {
			if($(".highlight").attr("id") == $("li").first().attr("id")) {

PHP MySQL New User Registration

This PHP code inserts newly registered user into the database.

require_once ("dbcontroller.php");
$db_handle = new DBController();
$query = "INSERT INTO users (email, password, display_name, gender) VALUES
('" . $_POST["email"] . "', '" . $_POST["password"] . "', '" . $_POST["display-name"] . "', '" . $_POST["gender"] . "')";
$result = $db_handle->insertQuery($query);
if (! empty($result)) {
    $message = "You have registered successfully!";
} else {
    $message = "Problem in registration. Try Again!";

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Written by Vincy, a web developer with 15+ years of experience and a Masters degree in Computer Science. She specializes in building modern, lightweight websites using PHP, JavaScript, React, and related technologies. Phppot helps you in mastering web development through over a decade of publishing quality tutorials.

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