Ion-nav-bar automatically hidden when it shouldn't be


I’m writing a simple page with a nav bar and a h1 element inside to display a title. somehow the ion-nav-bar gets automatically hidden when I do a ionic serve, and I’m not exactly sure why. I’m seeing this in both Chrome and Safari, and I’m running 1.0.0 -beta.8 as shown in my bower.json

Does anyone have a clue why this might be happening? Code is attached:


<ion-nav-bar class="bar-balanced">
    <h1 class="title">Elite Schedule</h1>

<ion-tabs class="tabs-energized tabs-icon-top">
    <ion-tab title="Leagues" icon="ion-home" href="#/home/leagues">
        <ion-nav-view name="tab-leagues"></ion-nav-view>

    <ion-tab title="My Teams" icon="ion-star" ui-sref="home.myteams">
        <ion-nav-view name="tab-myteams"></ion-nav-view>


angular.module('eliteApp', ['ionic'])

.run(function($ionicPlatform) {
  $ionicPlatform.ready(function() {
    if(window.cordova && window.cordova.plugins.Keyboard) {
    if(window.StatusBar) {

.config(function($stateProvider, $urlRouterProvider) {

    .state('home', {
      url: "/home",
      templateUrl: "app/home/home.html"


<!DOCTYPE html>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="initial-scale=1, maximum-scale=1, user-scalable=no, width=device-width">

    <link href="lib/ionic/css/ionic.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="css/style.css" rel="stylesheet">

    <!-- IF using Sass (run gulp sass first), then uncomment below and remove the CSS includes above
    <link href="css/" rel="stylesheet">

    <!-- ionic/angularjs js -->
    <script src="lib/ionic/js/ionic.bundle.js"></script>

    <!-- cordova script (this will be a 404 during development) -->
    <script src="cordova.js"></script>

    <!-- your app's js -->
    <script src="app/app.js"></script>
    <script src="js/controllers.js"></script>

  <body ng-app="eliteApp">


Thanks in advance!


it should’ve been ion-view, not ion-nav-view

problem solved


I am following this dated tutorial, and got a similar problem: the header bar would display, but the text would not.
Problem was; home.html had the h1 within an <ion-nav-bar>. Updating that tag to <ion-header-bar> fixed it.