URLs inside Articles - how?

I’m trying to embed URLs inside Articles, which seems like a perfectly normal thing to do, but am unable to do so. There’s precious little documentation about how to use Articles, and what I could find tells me to use Markdown/Wiki syntax which, unsurprisingly, doesn’t work. But neither does pasting in HTML or any other technique.

Anyone know how to do this? It’s quite silly to not be able to embed a URL in 2024, as my Articles will almost all refer to external websites.


N.B. this isn’t a new issue in 2024, here’s someone asking the same question 11 years ago, with no answer: Articles with links?