WordPress for Android, version 5.1 is now available for download on the Google Play Store.

Two years after Matt Mullenweg announced that core contributors would soon be able to submit pull requests on GitHub, Ryan McCue launched GitHub-to-Patch, a proof-of-concept that provides an easy way to submit a pull request as a patch. [WP Tavern]

Getting a theme approved for the WordPress directory can sometimes take months, depending on the number of corrections required and reviewers available to handle the queue. The WordPress theme review team just announced they are moving towards automating the review process. [WP Tavern]