After creating one or more custom database tables to store data, the next step in the creation of a custom item management system is to build an interface to populate them. While custom post types have a very organized structure to edit entries, creating an interface for custom tables is much more similar to creating plugin configuration panels, as we saw in Chapter 3, User Settings and Administration Pages.
This recipe shows how to create an interface that will display a list of bugs stored in the system, provide a link to create new entries, and offer a way to edit existing entries.
You should have already followed the Updating custom table structure on plugin upgrade recipe to have a custom table in place with the required structure. Alternatively, you can get the resulting code (
Chapter 8/ch8-bug-tracker/ch8-bug-tracker-v2.php) from the code bundle and rename the file