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WordPress Web Application Development - Second Edition by Rakhitha Nimesh Ratnayake

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Using feature-packed admin list tables

In web applications, you will find a heavy usage of CRUD operations. Therefore, we need tables to display the list of records. These days, developers have the choice of implementing common lists using client-side JavaScript as well as PHP. These lists contain functionalities such as pagination, selections, sorting, and so on. Building these types of lists from scratch is not recommended unless you are planning to build a common library. WordPress offers a feature-packed list for its core features using the WP_List_Table class located in the wp-admin/includes/wp-list-table.php file. We have the ability to extend this class to create application-specific custom lists. First, we'll look at the default list used ...

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