Where is the plugins DSL

To begin, I am a newb who literally just installed Gradle (XD) and I already want to pull my hair out over this

I want to get a plugin, but I can’t seem to find the plugins block. How do I get to it? Is is some sort of text or config file?

Please help me

Gradle is a build automation tool. You can apply plugins to projects in your build. They are not something you install into the tool itself, so you will not find a plugins { } block in the distribution that you downloaded. You will end up adding a plugins { } block to the build.gradle or build.gradle.kts file that you create for your project in your project’s folder.