I have browsed some of the other similar questions asked regarding this but the fixes do not work for me so I figured I'd ask a new question in the hopes that I can help myself and hopefully others that have the same issue. I have also checked the drupal help forums which again does not fix my issue.
What I want to happen
This is using Drupal 7. I want to make it so that when creating a news article, I can upload files that can be downloaded when people view the page.
What happens when I try to do this
I have added the field successfully and when creating the page, I can upload the file and it shows in the preview. However, when I save the page, although the file shows as uploaded in the 'edit' side, it does not show on the public page.
What I've tried
Additionally, when checking in the files through FTP, the files gets uploaded to the sites/default/files/ directory. I have checked, double checked and tripled checked the permissions which I even set to 777 briefly so permissions doesn't seem to be the issue here.
I have tried commenting out some lines in the sites/default/files/.htaccess file which is one fix I found but unfortunately didn't work for me.
I have checked user permissions which, again, isn't the issue as I'm an admin with every permission checked.
I have also copied the exact settings from another website where this feature is working in case I missed something very simple but this didn't work either unfortunately. The file upload field is set to display and I believe that it's set up appropriately although it is possible I'm missing something extremely simple.
I'm more than happy to update my question with further information if anyone needs any more to help me out. I'm completely baffled on this one so any help would be greatly appreciated.