Loading VSTs

I have a loudness maximizer VST called LoudMax that I’m trying to use in Audacity. I have talked to several people about loading it and they say to go to Edit, Preferences, Effects and then click on ‘Search for new effects’ or something to that effect. When I go to the Preferences and Effects, my version of Audacity (2.2.2) doesn’t have where I can search or refresh the effects. How can I get this VST loaded into Audacity so I can use it? I NEED HELP =)

The first (top) item in the “Effect” menu says “Add/Remove plug-ins”.
Click that menu item to open the “Effect Manager”: https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/manage_effects_generators_and_analyzers.html