I am trying

I am trying to create a Wikipedia-like website and am just trying to figure out how to combine all of these different plugins to work properly.

First, on the homepage, I would like to show the most popular wikis through voting each wiki. The problem I have is that the wikis are not posts and the template I have sets recent posts with no option for wikis. How can I show the popular wikis with features image?

Second, I will have set categories for each wiki. Is there a way to have a custom template of information for each category (i.e. default sections like videos, gallery, about, embeds, etc.) and then have that filled in by users through the front-end?

I know I am asking a lot but just try to point me in the general direction. Thanks!