When a user selects account, and then has to login, I can’t seem to control a redirect to another page on the site. I am using the login redirect plugin, and if I use the actual wplogin page the redirect works. But, it does not work from the login from the account page.
Regarding login option the default possible way is WP login. Also you may use plugins to add such feature of your own. However you may need to contact respective plugin author if there has been an issue related to the plugin.