New handbook page on WordPress components

There is now a page in the handbook that explains both what WordPress components are and also how to add and edit them.

WordPress Components are the set of interface elements that make up the BlockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. Editor and other projects. This includes several user interface (UIUI UI is an acronym for User Interface - the layout of the page the user interacts with. Think ‘how are they doing that’ and less about what they are doing.) components like buttons, menus, and text fields. 

As a team, using these components is going to become essential to our work. Having a clear handbook page should help everyone.

A bonus extra workflow on how to get Figma access also now exists to go with this page.

Just like any handbook page, this should be a living document, so if you feel something needs adjusting please comment or start a discussion in #design on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at

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