Web hosting services generally offer free site builders and templates for hosted domains. For example, hosting services 1and1 and GoDaddy both offer site builders with templates. WordPress and Blogger both have themes available. Using hosting and software companies directly helps assure the theme is safe.
Free theme sites that appear in a general web search do not provide reliable resources to use, particularly for novice Web designers. After investigating several free theme sites, Codeinwp.com found that many downloadable themes contained links to advertisers such as online casinos and other Web spam. These were coded to make removing the links appear dangerous or to hide the links themselves. Other free themes were pirated versions of paid themes, contained viruses or did not work.