I've been checking in now and again, and after some experice with my personal wiki (the one focused on my own stories), I've learned how to do some things that might help the community out.
1. Infobox templates.
It's possible to create templates for specific things rather than just use the basic one. The template already has the "questions" filled in, an editor just needs to fill in the answers. I've copied some of the ones I use for use here to make things easier to use.
2. Article Layout Preloads
It's possible to make preloads that load an already laid out article for a given title. I can add some if they would help. Not fully sure as there's still some hiccups with mine, but they do make adding new pages faster. So far I've added one for characters, which seems to be somewhat working.