When you create a project using Ionic’s CLI you have options to create like
tabs : a simple 3 tab layout
sidemenu: a layout with a swipable menu on the side
blank: a bare starter with a single page
super: starter project with over 14 ready to use page designs
tutorial: a guided starter project
Example: $ ionic start [myProjectName] tabs
but when I create new project in Webstorm I have no way of telling it to use a template.
Note: this was an issue was posted when you had to use the --v2, but since that is not needed, I think this was lost, in the meaning, but now ionic 2 has template you can call. I hope this explains it.