it's the first time I'm writing a plugin. So far, it creates a table in database on activation, users can add entries to database and they can check saved entries.

I've added Edit and Delete links where I pass the id, but I don't want to edit entries on a different page. How to do it so it's on the same "environment"? Make it something like Users in WordPress, that kind of functionality?

  • What did you try so far ? – Sumit Feb 19 '16 at 4:44
  • It makes database table on activation and deletes it on delete, it has menu where you can see all the records created so far and a submenu item where you can add a new record that gets saved to database. Now I don't know how to edit records using the plugin development logic. – ivanacorovic Feb 19 '16 at 7:28
  • Okay! When you are listing result make link on items. e.g. site/edit-record?id=x edit-record will be your new page and on this page you will get record ID. Populate it then update it on save. Does it make sense ? – Sumit Feb 19 '16 at 8:34
  • Yes, I did something similar with edit.php?id=x. The thing is, my edit.php page is independent, it's just the edit form, it doesn't look like a part of dashboard. – ivanacorovic Feb 19 '16 at 10:00

I've managed to do it, but probably there is a much cleaner WP way of doing these things.

So, I have a menu page that I've added using add_menu_page. On it, I display all the records. The url is:

/wp-admin/admin.php?page=plugin-settings (or whatever you call it)

I use:

<a href="<?php echo bloginfo('url');?>/wp-admin/admin.php?page=utm-user-plugin-settings&id=<?php echo $row->id; ?>">Edit</a>

So basically, I ended up using the same page for my EDIT action by checking if $_GET["id"] is set or not.

Again, there is probably a better way to do this, I just don't know it yet, so this will do for now.

  • I am also stucked in same problem & this solution is not working for me. I am getting this error. "You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page." – Adi Oct 25 '16 at 5:57
  • Where exactly do you get this message? When you click edit or...? – ivanacorovic Nov 9 '16 at 11:41

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