How to create new issue type from plugin?

I am trying to add new issue type from my plugin, but cannot figure it out.

So far I have created Java class and have updated descriptor file to include my new issue type. However, it is not not showing up in Jira instance.

Java class:

import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor;

import com.atlassian.jira.config.IssueTypeManager;

public class CustomIssueType{

public CustomIssueType() {

IssueTypeManager issueTypeManager = ComponentAccessor.getComponentOfType(IssueTypeManager.class);

issueTypeManager.createIssueType("mytype", "custom issue type", null);

// TODO Auto-generated constructor stub



Descriptor file segment:

<customissuetype-type key="myType" name="My Custom Issue Type" class="CustomFieldsPlugin.CustomIssueType">

<description>My 1st custom issue type</description>


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Thank you Onkar. Yes, I have read that post before posting my question. From that post I have problem importing com.atlassian.jira.util.JiraUtils i. I have uncommented the jira-core in my pom file and clean rebuilt my solution and still same issue. Also, what I do not see in that post do we need to have entry in the discriptor file or having it all in the Java class is enough for the issue type to show in Jira. I would appreciate a lot if you can help me out here.

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