Removing headers: \pagestyle{plain} seems not to work

I am writing my thesis using the package classicthesis and I added the headings in order to have the chapter name on the left pages and the section name, without numbering, on the right pages.

I have two problems:

The first one is that I would like to remove the headings from the first page of each chapter, I tried with \thispagestyle{plain} but it has no effect. \thispagestyle{empty} works but I need to have the page number (in foot).

The second one is that I use a phantomchapter for the conclusions and here the headings turn out wrong, indeed they are those of the previous chapter.

\documentclass[11pt, a4paper, twoside, openright]{scrbook}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{scrlayer-scrpage}
\renewcommand{\sectionmark}[1]{\markright{\spacedlowsmallcaps{#1}}}

• (1) welcome, (2) please make this into a full minimal example, not just a sniplet (this greatly increases your chances to get help). What does your sniplet have yo do with classicthesis? – daleif May 29 '17 at 15:48

The optional argument of \ohead defines the contents of the outer header with pagestyle plain.scrheadings. (Page style plain is an alias for plain.scrheadings). So removing this optional argument will solve your first problem.

For the second one use either \addchap or \addchap* (no header and no TOC entries) for unnumbered chapters. Then you get the right headers and additionally there is no need to use \phantomsection.

Note that it does not make sense to use \headmark for the inner and the outer header - then you would have to equal header entries, one on the inner and one on the outer side of the page. So use either \ihead{\headmark} or \ohead{\headmark} to have the chapter marks on left pages and the section marks on right pages.

Example:

\documentclass[11pt, a4paper, twoside, openright]{scrbook}
\usepackage{classicthesis}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[automark]{scrlayer-scrpage}
\ofoot{\pagemark}
\AfterPackage*{classicthesis}
{\renewcommand{\sectionmark}[1]{\markright{\spacedlowsmallcaps{#1}}}}
\usepackage{blindtext}% only for dummy text
\usepackage{hyperref}
\begin{document}
\chapter{A chapter}
\section{A section}
\nameref{chap:conclusions} and \nameref{chap:another}
\par
\Blindtext[10]
\Blindtext
\Blindtext
\end{document}


You did not mention where the page number should be on normal pages. I have added them in the outer footer like on the chapter pages.

If you want the default layout of classicthesis then remove the \ohead{\headmark} and \ofoot{\pagemark}:

\documentclass[11pt, a4paper, twoside, openright]{scrbook}
\usepackage{classicthesis}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[automark]{scrlayer-scrpage}
%\ofoot{\pagemark}
\AfterPackage*{classicthesis}
{\renewcommand{\sectionmark}[1]{\markright{\spacedlowsmallcaps{#1}}}}
\usepackage{blindtext}% only for dummy text
\usepackage{hyperref}
\begin{document}
\chapter{A chapter}
\section{A section}
\nameref{chap:conclusions} and \nameref{chap:another}
\par
\Blindtext[10]

BTW: Note that classicthesis breaks some KOMA-Script features.