Change the start page of the blank template



I want to be able to change the default start page of my starter app.

At the moment it just defaults to page1.html of the tabs.

I want to be able to set a start page with no navbar or tabs footer. I just need a login page that when i click the button it then takes you to the page.1html with the tabs…

Any ideas? Thanks


Sorry, I didn’t realize you were working with ionic 2…


This is my app.js file:

import 'es6-shim';
import {App, Platform} from 'ionic-angular';
import {StatusBar} from 'ionic-native';
import {TabsPage} from './pages/tabs/tabs';

  template: '<ion-nav [root]="rootPage"></ion-nav>',
  config: {} //
export class MyApp {
  static get parameters() {
    return [[Platform]];

  constructor(platform) {
    this.rootPage = TabsPage;

    platform.ready().then(() => {
      // Okay, so the platform is ready and our plugins are available.
      // Here you can do any higher level native things you might need.

New to ionic 2 and angular would you be able to guide me a little to get this working? within pages, i have a login folder, so im guessing i want my default page to be the login then when i click the button i will see the tabs


rootPage - it is the start page


That worked :slight_smile: Thanks

Now I have the login page working, when I click on the button how would you link to the first tab?

Does ui-sref still work?

<button ui-sref="TabsPage" class="button button-block button-positive button-large">Log in </button>

Tabs page is
import {TabsPage} from './pages/tabs/tabs';


Use docs:


PS ui-router doesn’t work in Angular 2


Im guessing you dont add that code snippet to the actual HTML button?

Cant get that working still confused with ionic 2 and angular 2, much prefer the simpler ui-sref to quickly link up pages.

I’ll have a read of the docs, thanks for your help