The Pearl Theme has two sidebars, left and right. These sidebars can be selected for archives as well as single pages or posts. You can create additional sidebars using Visual Composer widgets or elements. These additional sidebars can then be added to individual pages or posts.
To set up the sidebars, click on Theme Options > Blog (or Shop Pages) in the WordPress menu.
While creating or editing the page or post, add a Widgetised Sidebar or an STM Sidebar Visual Composer element to the page.
Note: Use the Widgetised Sidebar element if you want to add one of your predefined widgets to the column, and use the STM Sidebar element if you want to add one of your predefined sidebars to the column.
In addition to the left and right sidebars, you can create your own sidebars using Visual Composer widgets or elements. You can then add these sidebars to individual pages or posts.
To create additional sidebars:
1. Click on VC Sidebars > Add New in the WordPress menu.
2. Design the sidebar as you would design any other page. You can also add sections to the sidebar using Visual Composer Elements and Widgets, if required.
Note: Once you have created the sidebars, you can add these sidebars to any of your pages or posts. See Setting Up Sidebars for more details.