Please try with installing 5.5 update1 and cq-5.5.0-hotfix-NPR-2068.
Thank you for the reply, I ended up submitting a ticket to Daycare and they provided the hotfix you mentioned and everything is working.
Is there someplace where I could have downloaded that hotfix? I searched pretty extensively before posting here and submitting a support ticket. It is pretty frustrating that the product can have such a very major bug and yet the hotfix is like a closely garded secret.
Sorry for the inconvience caused. Actually it is timing issue the bug was identified after Service pack 1 released and I see it is included to be part of next service pack 2 release. Going forward you can refer for all service pack release at . The package will be available for download from package share. The process is improving a lot compared to 5.4 that all service pack are cummulative & includes the major bug & will be documented at docs.day.com.