yii2-wizard Extension to handle multi-form wizards


  1. Features
  2. Source
  3. Installation
  4. Usage

Yii2 Extension to handle multi-form wizards.

This is the Yii2 version of my popular Wizard Behavior extension for Yii1


  • All forms submit to the same route - user friendly URLs
  • Next/Previous or Forward Only navigation - registration forms will probably use Next/Previous navigation; tests will probably use Forward Only
  • Looping - repeat one or more steps on a form as many times as needed
  • Plot Branching Navigation (PBN) - allows the form to decide which path to take depending on a user's response to questions
  • Step timeout - steps can have a timeout to ensure a user responds within a given time
  • Save/Restore - save partially completed forms then restore and continue from that point later
  • Event driven - write the handler functions and hook them up to events


Source is on GitHub at beastbytes/yii2-wizard


The preferred way to install this extension is through composer.

Either run

php composer.phar require --prefer-dist beastbytes/yii2-wizard

or add

"beastbytes/yii2-wizard": "*"

to the require section of your composer.json.


Below is a very short overview of how to use the extension; the examples folder shows how to implement PBN, looping, forward only navigation, and step timeout in examples of a quiz, survey, and registration.

Attach WizardBehavior to a controller.

The controller contains the event handlers; the two most important events are WizardBehavior::EVENT_WIZARD_STEP and WizardBehavior::EVENT_AFTER_WIZARD, these are responsible for handling the steps of the wizard and processing the data at the end of the wizard respectively.

Controller Action

The controller action is very simple: `php public function actionWizard($step = null) {

return $this->step($step);

} `


This event's handler is responsible for validating submitted data and deciding in what direction the Wizard should proceed; this and the data to be stored is placed into the event. When the event is marked as handled by handler the wizard will take the appropriate action.


The handler for this event is responsible for taking the required action once the Wizard has completed; this could be rendering a page based on the user input and/or saving the data to persistant storage.

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Yii Version: 2.0
License: BSD-2-Clause
Category: User Interface
Developed by: Yeti
Created on: Jul 27, 2015
Last updated: 8 years ago

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