What plug ins must i install in Eclipse to integrate MySQL into Eclipse to ensure that I'm able to, for instance, create and modify tables inside Eclipse?

You should use any wordpress plugin which enables editing database through JDBC. You'll need the MySql JDBC driver (have it here).

There's the Eclipse own Data Tools Project (you will get it included in the BIRT package).

Two popular plug ins are DBViewer and Eclipse SQL Explorer, but you will find lots of other available choices. The majority of these works.

Personally, The truth is that, I favor using a native tool, I simply can't stand browsing the tables within my IDE (I personally use Follow up Professional, that is Mac only).