I am with out a degree in computer science

I uninstalled my previous IDE version 1.8.9 because I have tried to get the IDE to see the drivers which I downloaded and launched on my computer, (following the direction for that particular board). Five days later and late nights, ended in Zero results. So I decided to download your new web style IDE. The first step ended with some issue regarding "PLUG IN's".
I have no idea what this is. All I know is that you can plug in a device into the USB port.

Please can you help.

Basildoug

The Arduino Create plugin is necessary to upload sketches from the Arduino Web Editor to your Arduino board. It is extremely simple to install by starting at this link and following through the flow of instructions:
https://create.arduino.cc/getting-started/plugin?page=1