I have followed the Adobe tutorial on "How to Create a Fully Featured Internet Website". When creating the template it mentions to change the allowedPath but I can't find this property anywhere on CRXDE. I continue through the tutorial section and go to create a web page in the CQ5 browser but the template I created isn't there for me to choose.
If you are using vlt for your development then you should be able to see them in file system or else you can send XML view of your template or just screen shot of properties of your template and component.
Its not strange but is how it should work. You are using "/content(/.*)", the example says "/content(/.*)?". The second one will match the path "/content", which is the path when you create under root websites node. They both will match any path after /content/....
If you are using CQ5.4: http://dev.day.com/docs/en/cq/5-4/howto/website.html
If on CQ5.5: http://dev.day.com/docs/en/cq/5-5/howto/website.html