As of AEM 6.1 Communities, the easiest way to create a sample page is to create a simple community site, consisting simply of a Page function.
This will include a parsys component so that you can enable components for authoring.
Another option for exploratoin with sample components is to use the features presented in the Community Components Guide.
This is very similar to creating a new site described in Getting Started with AEM Communities.
The major difference is this tutorial will create a new community site template that only contains the Page function in order to create a simple community site free of other features (other than the pre-wired features basic to all community sites).
To get started, create a simple community site template.
From global navigation on an author instance select Tools > Communities > Site Templates.
Name: Single Page Template
Description: A template consisting of a single Page function.
Page function to the Template Builder
For Configuration Function Details, enter
Title: Single Page
Savefor the configuration
Savefor the site template
Now create a new community site based on the simple site template.
After creating the site template, from global navigation select Communities > Sites.
1 - Site Template
Title: Simple Community Site
Description: A Community Site consisiting of a single page for experimentation.
Community Site Root: (leave blank)
Community Site Base Language: English
Single Page Template
2 - Design
(Accept all default Settings)
From the community sites console, select the publish icon to publish the site, by default to http://localhost:4503.
Select the open site icon to view the site in edit mode.
The URL will be http://localhost:4502/editor.html/content/sites/sample/en.html
On the simple home page it is possible to see what is pre-wired through the community functions and templates, and play with adding and configuring community components.
After publishing the page, open the page on the publish instance to experiment with the features as an anonymous site visitor, signed in member, or an administrator. The Administration link visible in the author environement will not appear in the publish environment unless an administrator signs in.