Manual Creation of a thing

I installed the eclipse ide setup for the new openhab 2 (distro). I cannot create a thing manually using the paper ui, Initially the first time I installed it I could , now I cam no longer do that.

I added a new binding to Openhab 2. I am using the latest github downloaded code. I want to manually add / configure thing to the new binding. But I am not able to do it. Please let me know how to solve the problem.

Openhab 2 still supports manual addition of things. But the thing should have configurable parameters in it. Then it can be configured, saved and added. Manual addition of thing with only channels is not allowed any more.