Screen shot of the plain text post list page.
Just uploaded a plugin to the WordPress SVN that creates a plain text custom post type. It's a post that has absolutely no formatting, and even strips out the WordPress theme leaving just the text.
What's the point?
How's it work?
Plain Text Files added under the Pages tab
After activating the plugin a new menu item is added under the Pages tab. Adding a new Plain Text File post works just like any other post except there are fewer meta boxes on the page and Tiny MCE is disabled.
The other thing you might notice is that the tab key doesn't work like it's supposed to when typing in the text area. Instead of moving on to the next field like is normal for a web page, the tab key works like it does in a normal text editor.
Two new fields are added to the post meta box just above the Publish button.
Publish meta box for the plain text custom post type
Need a demo?
You can download Plain Text Custom Post Type from the WordPress plugin library or through WordPress.