According to the tutorials, in the local author instance, in crx/de, if I navigate to /apps/wknd/components I should be able to create new components by right clicking. I can create folders or nodes, but thats it. The other options have always been missing. I am logged in as admin/admin, and I deployed wknd using mvn clean install -PautoInstallSinglePackage. I have also tried creating a folder under /apps/wknd/components and creating under that, but same problem.
@TB3dock No, "create component" "create template" and "create Dialog" menu items are NOT removed from crx/de.
Although, admin should have all the required permissions/ACLs on these nodes but could you please check if the modify action is enabled for admin or administrator group? Is it happening for all the nodes/folders under /apps?
Also could you please try to create a new user, add this user to the administrator group and try creating the component/template.