Multi page forms

Where possible, long forms should be divided into multiple smaller forms that constitute a series of logical steps or stages. If you were building something like this on a traditional server-side rendered site, the most logical thing to do would be to have a separate, distinct form for each step. The submit action of each step would do something with the current data and go to the next step. If you want to keep your forms in a way that would make them work without JS, this is the way you will need to do it with Felte as well. Here we will outline a possible solution on how to handle this that might serve as inspiration for your own solution.

Structure of each page

Each page can be made the same as how you would do a single page form, with a few additions:

The easiest way to do this would be to pass our initial values and handlers as props, but you may use custom events or context for this. As an example, we will use props in this case:

// The first page would not need an `onBack` prop
function Page2({ initialValues, onSubmit, onBack }) {
  const { form, data } = useForm({ initialValues, onSubmit });

  return (
    <form ref={form}>
      <label htmlFor="aboutMe">More about me</label>
      <textarea id="aboutMe" name="aboutMe" />
      <br />
      <button type="button" onClick={() => onBack(data())}>
        Previous page
      <button type="submit">Submit</button>

Parent component

Our parent component's purpose will be to handle the state of all of our pages, to keep track of the current page we're in and to handle when the user submits a form or goes back to a previous page.

// Our pages (similar to the one above).
const pages = [Page1, Page2];

function Form() {
  // We keep track of the current page
  const [page, setPage] = useState(0);
  // The state of all of our pages
  const [pagesState, setPagesState] = useState([]);

  function onSubmit(values) {
    if (page === pages.length - 1) {
      // On our final page we POST our data somewhere
      return fetch('', {
        method: 'POST',
        headers: { 'Content-Type': 'application/json' },
        body: JSON.stringify(pagesState),
      }).then(response => {
        // We handle the response
    } else {
      // If we're not on the last page, we store our data and increase a step
      const nextState = [...pagesState];
      nextState[page] = values;
      setPage(page + 1);

  function onBack(values) {
    if (page === 0) return;
    const nextState = [...pagesState];
    nextState[page] = values;
    setPage(page - 1);

  const CurrentPage = pages[page];
  return (

We have made a functional example of this on CodeSandbox.