I haven't used WL in a while but it's still installed on my phone. I did a little looking around in the settings though.
1. Open Widget Locker from the app drawer and tap the dial to open up settings. Scroll down to and tap Advanced. At the very top you should see Disable Stock Lockscreen. Tap that and then enable. That should clear up the inconsistency.
2. I'm not sure if you mean you want shortcuts in the ring surrounding the unlock icon or just on the lockscreen in general. For the first, long press the lockscreen and select custom slider. Then under themes select honeycomb, ics or jellybean. At the top of the screen you'll see the unlock icon. Just slide it in the direction you want to have your shortcut and then select applications to pick which app is put there.
If you want shortcuts anywhere else on the lockscreen, simply long press and select applications.
Widget Locker offers a lot in customization and as a result, can be a bit confusing. Have fun tinkering with it. Hope this helps you.