Linking to a page without displaying the page name in the text is possible using the format [[link | display text]]. For example, all hail the king!
When giving a link specific display text with the format, [[link|display text]], 1 or 2 words works as expected. In order to make 3 words (or probably more) display correctly, one must make sure to insert a space after the bar, i.e. [[link| these three words]].