I've been wondering about this. In most plugins I see now, they look like CPTs but they don't have the 'published' link. They don't serve as post as well. They're just plugins that stays in the dashboard with 'Add New' link in the top of the page and column list and items can be edited when you click 'edit' just like in any other CPT.
So I'm wondering if they are CPTs? If so, is there like a tutorial out there about this?
I am thinking of creating a plugin for my site and what I want is to build a plugin that I can 'add new items' and the items are saved (and can be edited). And I can call an item via shortcodes.
I know how to create CPTs in functions.php and I've been reading about basic plugin creation and stuff. I just can't seem to find a tutorial about what I had just mentioned.
Any help would be greatly appreaciated.